Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) is a four-year degree that will provide you with a secondary teaching qualification, majoring in Aboriginal Studies and HSIE. You will study key elements of Australian Indigenous history, achieve an understanding of land from an Indigenous cultural perspective, learn about teaching Aboriginal languages and reading Aboriginal writing, and gain a knowledge of contemporary issues in Indigenous rights. The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) will give you the skills and understanding necessary to implement current NSW Board of Studies syllabuses in Human Society and its Environment and introduce you, as a future teacher, to issues relating to the education of students with special needs.

Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

The course is delivered by block mode. In block-mode (away-from-base) courses, students attend three week-long sessions each semester (six blocks per year) on campus at the Koori Centre, and the remainder of the course is completed independently at home. The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) requires the satisfactory completion of 192 credit points, and includes substantial periods of integrated in-school teaching experience.

Course opportunities

Students complete in-school teaching professional experience as part of the requirements to qualify as a secondary school teacher.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) opens the door to a satisfying and rewarding career anywhere in Australia as a teacher and mentor in the field of Indigenous Australian studies.

Course accreditation

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) is a four-year degree providing a secondary teaching qualification, majoring in Aboriginal Studies and HSIE.

Further study

The Master of Indigenous Languages Education is a one-year award course in the areas of linguistics and languages education. There is no language proficiency requirement for admission to the course or the award of the degree.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature is by completion of the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent qualification.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Further requirements

Admission to candidature is by completion of the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent qualification.

As this program is specifically for Indigenous Australians, applicants are required to provide confirmation that they are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. This confirmation can be in the form of a letter of identity from your local Aboriginal Land Council, Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Medical Service, or other official Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation. If you cannot provide a letter from any of these organisations you will need to provide a statutory declaration confirming your Aboriginality. You will need to provide your confirmation document with your application.

International students

How to apply

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students not available for Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies).

Annual review

Annual review not available for Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies).

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies).

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies).