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School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909
T: +61 8 8946-6482
F: +61 8 8946-6345
E: saiks@cdu.edu.au
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School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Postgraduate programs

From a graduate certificate to a graduate diploma, a master's to a doctorate program, the School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems provides you with the opportunity to become an expert in your choice of Indigenous studies. You have to meet certain criteria in order to enrol one of these programs.

Browse the list of the courses displayed below to find out more about the courses and the selection criteria for enrolment:

The Graduate Certificate in Yolngu Studies

This course introduces students to the many languages and culture of the Yolngu people of Northeast Arnhemland. It is taught by Yolngu lecturers under the supervision of Yolngu elders in five Yolngu communities. It can be studied internally or externally online. Learning is supported by CDs, texts and in an online classroom. Enrolled students are able to attend the annual Yolngu Garma Festival in east Arnhemland. Students have the opportunity to develop research projects, which are relevant to their work or their personal interests. All research is negotiated with Yolngu and supervised by senior community members, according to Yolngu protocols.

Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Knowledges

This one-year full-time course is designed for students with a background in another field, who have developed an interest in Indigenous knowledge issues but may have little formal background in the subject area. The aim of the qualification is to provide students, at the intensity appropriate for graduates, with grounding in Indigenous knowledge issues. Students who complete this course will have the opportunity for further study and research, or as an end in itself for professional development purposes. Students who have completed the Bachelor of Indigenous Cultures and Resource Management are not eligible to enrol in this course.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities embrace a wide range of different professional areas such as social policy, research and evaluation, development management, health, welfare, legal and human services. You could work in a managerial role for local governments or act as a consultant for Indigenous community organisations. Or maybe you would like to become a lecturer in the field of Indigenous studies.

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