Domestic Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Studies

Domestic Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Studies

JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Studies is the first postgraduate coursework degree in Australia to explicitly focus on the intersection of Indigenous and Western ideas, priorities and knowledge positions. Whether you are an Indigenous or non-Indigenous professional or community member, this qualification can equip you to broaden your intercultural communication skillset and embrace the possibilities of Indigenous thinking. Enhance your career opportunities as you develop the language and dispositions to work more effectively with Indigenous communities and people through online learning materials, discussion and practical learning activities.

Ancient knowledges, contemporary solutions

The JCU Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Studies will prepare you to respond to contemporary issues, as well as incorporate Indigenous perspectives into your consideration of global challenges. Deepen your understanding of the complexity of Indigenous experiences today through the completion of four subjects: Indigenous Australians; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as Colonial Subjects; Comparative Indigenous Studies; and Navigating the Cultural Interface.

Within the Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Studies, you will build a foundational understanding of traditional knowledges and practices and analyse the impact of colonisation on Indigenous populations. You will gain theoretical knowledge from case studies featuring Indigenous people across the world. Combine this with practical learning that empowers you to analyse contemporary issues from the standpoint of Indigenous peoples within Western spaces. Your experience examining key factors influencing both Indigenous and non-Indigenous viewpoints, as well as your skills in communicating varied perspectives to diverse audiences, will be in high demand across professional and academic settings.