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Indigenous Knowledges

Whether you want to take the next step in your career or pursue your passion, at CDU you can tailor your studies to suit your goals.

Explore courses in Indigenous policy development, engagement and research. Choose to study online or on campus, part time or full time

You’ll learn from acknowledged experts in the Northern Territory. Plus, you’ll benefit from our unique industry and community connections, including our partnership with the Batchelor Institute.

Postgraduate student at CDU
Available 100% online Australia-wide

Postgraduate Short Courses

In as little as 6 months, you can complete a Graduate Certificate to gain specialist knowledge in your field. Designed for working professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree, these fast and flexible qualifications can be studied 100% online. 

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Choose CDU for postgraduate Indigenous studies courses

  • #1 in Australia for postgraduate teaching quality in humanities and social sciences

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • 100% flexible study that suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part-time or full-time

  • A leader in Indigenous education

    Each year CDU teaches over 4,000 Indigenous students in over 150 locations across the NT.

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Academy arts NAIDOC 2021

The Pedagogy of Indigenous Knowledge Sharing through Creative and Cultural Practices

Understand Indigenous artmaking as knowledge sharing to reflect on your professional practice and engage learners in innovative ways.

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    How to apply for postgraduate courses

    Take the next step in your career and apply for a postgraduate course at CDU.

    Find out how to apply for postgraduate courses at CDU, as well as information about application fees and how to accept your offer.

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    Study pathways

    At CDU, there's a study pathway for everyone.

    Explore our course and student types, admission requirements and pathways to study so you can apply with confidence.

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    Flexible study options

    Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. With on-campus, online, part-time and full-time study options, you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.

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    From its very foundations, Indigenous women have contributed to making this University what it is today – they have inspired, driven change and shown pathways for staff and students, and we proudly acknowledge them all. Read the inspiring stories of eight such amazing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who walked ahead, but always together.

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    Tips to succeed as a postgrad parent

    Starting a postgraduate degree as a working parent may seem daunting at first, but before you file it in the “too hard” basket, read our tips to make study and parenthood doable.

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    Why an Arts degree is worth studying

    Is an arts degree worth it? It’s a question you might be asking yourself as the Australian Government proposes to re-direct funding from Arts degrees to degrees in health, education, science and technology. It absolutely is, says Pro Vice-Chancellor Ruth Wallace. 

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