Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Hons)
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Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies degree or the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies Professional Practice or the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science with a major sequence in Aboriginal Studies 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.
The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest. The program is specifically Aboriginal in orientation and prepares students for roles such as service provision in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
Wollotuka Institute offers an innovative and rewarding opportunity to undertake a Bachelor in Aboriginal Studies (Hons) at the University of Newcastle which covers a wide range of course areas pertaining to Indigenous issues and matters.
Graduates of this program 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.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Application is made direct to the University via the Direct Application form.
Domestic Students please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms/applicationdirectform.pdf
International Students please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/International/International Division/International Students/Forms/UG-application-form.pdf
Completion of a Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies or equivalent program with normally at least a credit grade average and any additional work which may be prescribed by the Faculty Board.
No credit permitted for Honours.
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.
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.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
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.
Honours students enrol in Honours units and will normally undertake some coursework studies and a research component. Details of specific studies undertaken within the Honours program can be obtained from Wollotuka Institute.
This program requires the successful completion of 80 units of Approved Courses.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|ABOR4010||Aboriginal Studies Honours I||20 units|
|ABOR4020||Aboriginal Studies II||20 units|
|ABOR4030||Aboriginal Studies Honours III||20 units|
|ABOR4040||Aboriginal Studies Honours IV||20 units|