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Curtin University
Centre For Aboriginal Studies

Degree courses

The Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers four degree-level programs that enable you to work alongside and make a difference in Indigenous communities.

Programs for Indigenous students

The Bachelor of Education Regional and Remote (BERR) is a four year program which prepares students to become primary school teachers in regional Australia.

The Indigenous Community Health Program (ICHP) is a two year Associate Degree or three year Bachelor program where students learn about primary health care, health promotion and management within an Indigenous framework.

The Indigenous Community Management and Development Program (ICMDP) is a two year Associate Degree or three year Bachelor program where students will learn how to work effectively and confidently within Indigenous community organisations. Students learn about Indigenous Terms of Reference, community management and development principles and policy in this highly practical course.

Each of these programs are delivered by block release. Block release is a mixture of two week intensive sessions with the remainder of your time spent studying and working in your community.

Programs for all students

The Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies (IACS)  unit runs majors, electives and compulsory units for all students at Curtin University. These programs are ideal for any students who want to gain a better understanding of Australia from an Indigenous perspective.

Students in Health Sciences and Education program have their own compulsory IACS units that give an Indigenous viewpoint to their chosen career.

The Indigenous Mental Health Practitioner major is a two year Associate Degree or 3 year Bachelor program where students will learn how to demonstrate and apply clinical skills when conducting a health assessment of a mentally unwell patient, identify intervention strategies, and apply health restoration and health reorganisation skills during an acute phase of the client’s illness. There are 10 places for non-Indigenous student enrolment.

If you need help finding the right course, contact us on (08) 9266 7091.


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