ATAR cut-off
N/A
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

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

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 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

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 11435
CRICOS code: 061935C

Program handbook

Description

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies degree or the Bachelor of Aboriginal 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.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas in the discipline Aboriginal Studies
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies, including information literacy, and the use of technology
  • Capacity to apply advanced critical thinking and judgement to complex problems in a variety of contexts within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies to develop new understanding and to demonstrate intellectual independence
  • Capacity to apply theory and method at an advanced level to design, conduct and complete an independent research thesis under supervision

Details

Information correct as at18th Nov 2017 11:07pm
Program code11435
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code061935C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

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/Resources/Divisions/Services/Student%20and%20Academic%20Services/Student%20Administration/Forms/ApplicationHonoursSupplementFEDUA.pdf

International Students please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/68848/Undergraduate-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.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

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

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units of Approved Courses.


Additional documents


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR4010Aboriginal Studies Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4020Aboriginal Studies Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4030Aboriginal Studies Honours III
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4040Aboriginal Studies Honours IV
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
20 units

Additional 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.


International students

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online