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Curtin University
Centre For Aboriginal Studies

Nyungar Culture and Identity Unit

Discover the unique culture and heritage of Western Australia's Nyungar people on a one week intensive course offered through Curtin University.

Students travel to the Nyungar country, meet with elders and discover the history and heritage of the State's Traditional Owners. The course is held during study breaks in first and second semester with students earning 25 credits toward elective units in any discipline

The unit is delivered by intensive block delivery made over a period of 5 days during the tuition free weeks each semester. Students enrolled in this unit will be transported to and from various locations with all costs for transport, accommodation and meals covered. This is a unique opportunity for students studying in various disciplines at Curtin University to join together to learn more about and interact with Aboriginal people in Nyungar Country.


Pictured: Students who attended the Nyungar Culture and Identity unit in Semester 1,2017 to Nowanup with the Curtin Elder in Residence Associate Professor Simon Forrest and Senior Lecturer, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts Michelle Johnston


In Semester 2, 2017 the On Country Week unit will be offered twice

Tuition Free Week Two: September 25th - September 29th at (Nowanup)
Tuition Free Week One: August 28th - September 1st at (Roelands)


Elder in Residence, Administration Officer
Ph: 61+ 8 9266 1030
Building: 200B Level 3