Coordinator for academic programs, block-mode programs and Cadigal Special Entry
Ms Lynette Riley
Old Teachers College Building, A22
Phone: +61 2 9351 2046
Fax: +61 2 9351 6923
Indigenous Australian Studies
The major units of study are coordinated and taught by the Koori Centre through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Students wishing to take these units of study need to enrol through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Indigenous Australian Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study. It gives students an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and knowledge systems, and draws upon the ideas and methods of disciplines including history, literature, sociology, health, linguistics, film and archaeology to examine the scholarly and everyday construction of knowledge about Indigenous peoples, their experiences and histories.
Taught by Koori Centre academic staff, Indigenous Australian Studies units are offered through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and are available to all students as a Part A major.
Cadigal Special Entry Program
The Cadigal Program is a University-wide access and support program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to study for their first degree at the University of Sydney.
Block-mode programs (away from base)
Please note: these courses are for Indigenous Australian students only. Students attend University for six one-week blocks each year.
Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)
The Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) is a two-year course which offers students intensive education skills training.
The Diploma in Education articulates directly into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies). In other words, the diploma counts as the first two years of the bachelor degree course.
Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) is a four-year degree giving students a secondary teaching qualification with a major in Aboriginal Studies and History.
Entry into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) is by completion of the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent qualifications.