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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Bachelor of Applied Social Science

  • Bachelor

This specialised course explores the connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western culture.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
WASS01, 093304C
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

This specialised course explores the connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western culture. You focus on the theoretical concepts and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional owners promoting responsible leadership, advocacy and empowerment for people and communities to help them reach their goals for active participation in modern Australian social, cultural and economic life. Key areas you focus on include: Indigenous social policy, Indigenous resource management and Indigenous community action. You will demonstrate an ability to work within broader society as active and culturally capable agents of change and apply what you learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner. The course is offered through a range of flexible, multi-modal delivery options that include workshops, face-to-face classes and external study through Learnline.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

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