Bachelor of Education (Sec: Aboriginal Studies)

The Bachelor of Education (Sec: Aboriginal Studies) is being redesigned and revitalised. Graduates of the DipEd(Aboriginal) will be allowed to transition to the program but enrolments of new students in the diploma are suspended for 2016. If you are considering applying for the diploma in order to continue to the bachelor degree, or for further information, contact program information officer Sherrie Connors or program director John Hobson. We look forward to seeing you in 2017.


Course duration: 4 years, full time

Delivery: block mode (away-from-base); students attend 3 x one-week sessions each semester (six blocks per year) on campus, and complete the remainder of the course home independently.

Prerequisites: DipEd (Aboriginal) or equivalent qualification. Applicants are also required to provide confirmation that they are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

This degree gives students of Indigenous Australian heritage a professional qualification to teach Aboriginal Studies and Human Society and its Environment in Australian secondary schools. Students will be introduced to issues relating to the education of students with special needs, and instructed in key elements of Australian Indigenous history, as well as techniques for teaching Aboriginal languages and reading Aboriginal writing.

Course outcomes

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) prepares graduates who have:

  • an understanding of land from an Indigenous cultural perspective

  • knowledge of contemporary issues in Indigenous rights

  • the skills and understanding necessary to implement current NSW Board of Studies

  • syllabuses in Human Society and its Environment.