ATAR cut-off
77.10
77.10 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code

482000
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face

UON program code: 12242
CRICOS code: 072497G

Study Aboriginal Professional Practice at UON

The Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice gives you the opportunity to gain an informed insight into the oldest continuing living culture in the world. You will study a broad range of topics to become a culturally aware, social advocate, for Indigenous Affairs both in Australia and globally.

Why study with us?

  • Indigenous studies is one the highest priorities at UON. Supported by our world-renowned Wollotuka Institute, students studying this degree can access a number of support services and resources to help ensure success.
  • Broad career options: graduates typically find employment in Aboriginal affairs, within Aboriginal agencies and with a range of businesses and industries targeting Aboriginal communities and clients.
  • Open for all: This degree is available to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

Indigenous education is a key priority at UON

What you will study

The Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice ensures a strong student understanding of Aboriginal culture, history and politics. This degree provides foundation knowledge in Aboriginal studies along with specialist knowledge from a wide range of majors.

This dynamic and highly specialised degree is taught and managed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic and administrative team. This team is passionate about Indigenous representation and are committed to the issues focused on as part of your studies.

Advanced study options

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.

If you have completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice you may undertake a further year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours program will help refine your practical research skills. Over the year you will be complete a research project focusing on a specific topic or problem.

The benefits of completing your Honours degree include:

  • you will develop high level analytical and research skills, along with expertise in your research area
  • you will set yourself apart in the highly competitive, global job market
  • we have extensive facilities and generous scholarships are offered to Honours students
  • you will make a significant and original contribution to your chosen field
  • you set the foundation for further postgraduate research such as a Research Higher Degree or Masters by coursework.

This degree is specifically Aboriginal in orientation and prepares students for roles such as service provision in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours) program handbook

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If you are interested in studying a combined Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice / Bachelor of Laws degree you can graduate with two degrees in just five years of full-time study.

  1. Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice / Bachelor of Laws

Career opportunities

A degree in Aboriginal Professional Practice opens doors for jobs in a range of areas in both Aboriginal and mainstream organisations. Graduates will be able to pursue rewarding careers in Indigenous affairs including (depending on majors) human resource management, art and arts administration, writing, community arts and culture, urban development, public relations and representative roles locally, nationally and internationally.

Careers by major

For a full list of career options by major see the list below.

The following list provides some examples of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with an Ancient History and Classical Languages major. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Ancient History and Classical Languages.

The following list provides some example jobs for the Chinese major. Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Chinese.

The following list provides some example job titles that would be most suitable to graduates with a Creative and Performing Arts major. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates who have majored in Creative and Performing Arts.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in English and Writing. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with a major in English and Writing.

The following list provides some example jobs available to those majoring in Film, Media and Cultural Studies. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, and some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Film, Media and Cultural Studies.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of the French major. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, and some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in French.

The following list provides example jobs for the German major. Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require more than an Arts degree.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in German.

The following list provides some example job titles that may be available to graduates with a major in Aboriginal Studies. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Aboriginal Studies.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in History. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in History.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in Human Geography and the Environment. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained during the Human Geography and the Environment major.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained with a major in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

The following list provides some examples of job titles that may be suitable for a graduate majoring in Community Welfare and Human Services. Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Community Welfare and Human Services.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in Japanese Studies. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Japanese.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in Linguistics. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Linguistics.

The following list provides some example jobs relevant to graduates majoring in Politics and International Relations. Some of these jobs may require further study, experience or a combination of both.


Not all graduates will use their degree in the same way. The transferable skills gained through university study allow graduates to pursue a broader range of career pathways. The list below demonstrates some of the broader possibilities for Politics and International Relations graduates. Again, some of these jobs may require further study or experience.  

Graduates majoring in Psychology Studies can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates from this major.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Psychology Studies.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Graduates majoring in Sociology and Anthropology can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates from this major.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained with a major in Sociology and Anthropology.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Graduates majoring in Philosophy and Religion can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates with a major in Philosophy and Religion.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Philosophy and Religion.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Practical experience

Practical experience

You will get real-world skills and hands on experience with a compulsory 210 hour placement. Here you are encouraged to find a placement related to your major within an Aboriginal context. This placement allows you to maximise Aboriginal related experiences in a cross cultural work environment.

In addition to our campus-based courses, this degree offers a significant number of courses online to provide added flexibility to your study program.