Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies

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Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

11181

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 480010 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning

Internal - standard semester Face to Face on campus.

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From 2011, the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies is available to continuing students only.

If you are interested in a program in Aboriginal Studies, please see the entry for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12242.html

This degree program was developed in response to the particular needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, but it may be undertaken by anyone. The program will give you a balanced knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, political history and society, together with enhanced and highly developed skills in oral, written and interpersonal communication.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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From 2011 this program is not available to new students.


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program go to https://intraweb.newcastle.edu.au/catso/pages/credittransferhome.aspx to apply online.

A graduate of the University of Newcastle's Diploma in Aboriginal Studies may be granted credit in up to 160 units.

Credit may include up to and no more than 40 units in recognition of substantial professional or practical experience.


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An additional Honours year is available to meritorious students who complete their degree studies with normally at least a credit grade average and any additional work prescribed by the Faculty Board. Application is made direct to the University using the Direct Admission Application form. Contact the relevant Program Officer.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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This program is available to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal applicants. On entry to B Aboriginal Studies, a graduate of the University of Newcastle's Diploma of Aboriginal Studies may be granted credit in courses totalling a maximum of 160 units.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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In order to qualify for the award, student must pass 240 units from the list of Approved Courses comprising;

  • a maximum of 80 units at 1000 level.
  • a minimum of 60 units at 2000 level.
  • a minimum of 80 units at 3000 level.

In accordance with the Academic Program, courses are to be selected as follows:

Core Courses (120 units) - 30 units at 1000 level, 40 units at 2000 level and 50 units at 3000 level.

Compulsory Courses (20 units) - 10 units at 1000 level and 10 units at 3000 level.

Directed Courses (50 units) - 50 units from the ABOR directed courses, comprising 20 units at 1000 level, 20 units at 2000 level, 10 units at 3000 level

Electives (50 units) - 50 units from either ABOR electives or from other available undergraduate courses from within the Faculty of Education and Arts or elsewhere within the university.

Refer to further Information for the Program Enrolment Checklist.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal StudiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1410Academic CommunicationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal PeopleSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose from the following Directed Courses.
ABOR2241Aboriginal Political Protest

Not to count with ABOR1380

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ABOR2330Traditional Aboriginal Society

Not to count with ABOR1330

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2440Aboriginal Health Past and Present

Not to count with ABOR1340

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2450Aboriginal Health Practices

Not to count with ABOR1350

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)10 units
Choose 20 units from 1000 level Directed Courses (Minimum). Electives may also be chosen from this list.
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal CommunitiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1390Human Rights and Aboriginal PeoplesSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 10 units from 1000 level Directed Courses (either ABOR1221 or ABOR2330).
ABOR1221Where's Your Mob?: Identity

For Indigenous Students in the Program

Not currently offered10 units
ABOR1221Where's Your Mob?: Identity

For Indigenous Students in the Program

Not currently offered10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ABOR2121Constructions of Aboriginality in Print Communic.Not currently offered10 units
ABOR2131Communicating Indigenous - Oral TraditionsNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2240Contact Aboriginal Society IINot currently offered10 units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present

Not to count with ABOR2230

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose from the following Directed Courses.
ABOR2245Aboriginal People and Law

Not to count with ABOR2380

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
Choose 20 units from 2000 level Directed Courses (Minimum). Electives may also be chosen from this list.
ABOR2250Comparative Indigenous Studies INot currently offered10 units
ABOR2340Abor Health:Causes & Burden of Ill HealthNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2350Abor Health:Changing Patterns of Illness & DiseaseNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2390DecolonisationNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2470Negotiation in an Aboriginal ContextNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2480Planning in Aboriginal CommunitiesNot currently offered10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ABOR3020Communication Studies VNot currently offered10 units
ABOR3080Indigenous Research: Lots of QuestionsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
ABOR3250Comparative Indigenous Cultures 2Not currently offered20 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from 3000 level Directed Courses (either ABOR3011 or ABOR3120).
ABOR3011Aboriginal Belonging: Aboriginality

For Indigenous Students in the Program

Not currently offered10 units
ABOR3120Contemporary Aboriginal Society I

For non-Indigenous Students in the Program

Not currently offered10 units
Choose 10 units from 3000 level Directed Courses (Minimum). Electives may also be chosen from this list.
ABOR3340Aboriginal Health ResearchNot currently offered10 units
ABOR3380Human Rights & the World's Indigenous CommunitiesSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and IssuesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 50 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.50 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)