Studying Aboriginal studies (Honours)
With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.
The Wollotuka Institute offers an innovative and rewarding opportunity to undertake a Bachelor in Aboriginal Studies (Honours) at the University of Newcastle which covers a wide range of course areas pertaining to Indigenous issues and matters.
The Honours degree allows you to further develop your specific areas of interest. The degree is specifically Aboriginal in orientation and prepares students for roles such as service provision in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
If you have completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies or a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science with a major sequence in Aboriginal studies, you may undertake a further year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study to obtain an Honours degree. International students from health, education and social science backgrounds with relevant degrees are also encouraged to apply.
Graduates of this degree may find jobs in Aboriginal organisations such as land councils, medical services, legal services, cooperatives and housing companies.
Employment may also be found in government organisations, such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where roles are emerging in related areas.
Work may also be found in large private-sector organisations where Aboriginal employment strategies are being implemented.