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Explore diverse perspectives and seek positive outcomes

Indigenous Studies at Griffith recognises the relevance of Australia's First Peoples and ancient Indigenous heritage today. Indigenous Studies issues are now an essential component in many professional careers.

This major provides you with opportunities to explore the historical, cultural and political relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through theoretical and practical engagements. You'll gain an awareness of the tensions produced by the historical relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and Indigenous standpoints, and you'll understand how to develop and implement initiatives and strategies to address those tensions.

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Indigenous Studies at Griffith

Foster cross-cultural awareness to seek positive outcomes

Indigenous Studies at Griffith enables you to build upon your innovative thinking skills and better understand the modern day challenges in order to lead and influence a positive change. You'll gain an appreciation of diverse perspectives and attain the cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking and communication skills which are needed to succeed in a range of professional environments.

We provide opportunities to explore the historical, cultural and political relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through theoretical and practical engagements.

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Create your study plan to fit with your existing commitments such as work and family. With the flexibility of studying in person at one of our campuses, online through our Digital campus, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you have choices.

5-Star Rated

Humanities and Social Sciences is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Donisha Duff

Bachelor of Arts graduate

Griffith helped launch her career in public and community service. ‘Griffith opened the door to a world of possibilities. My undergraduate studies in humanities enabled me to explore a range of interest from film studies, contemporary literature to political studies and sociology,’ she said. As an advocate for health and supporter of girls’ and women’s educational and career opportunities, Donisha has worked tirelessly to improve pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

‘My BA(Hons) prepared me for a pathway to some high-level policy development. This has taken me from the public service to the ministerial office of the first Federal Indigenous Health Minister and now to my position as General Manager for the Deadly Choices preventative health program.’

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Vast possibilities to drive your career

Indigenous Studies can lead to careers in a broad range of roles in government and private sectors. Depending on your combination of study areas and your passion, careers may include:

  • Indigenous Liaison in large corporations and government
  • Indigenous organisations, including Land Councils and Native Title research
  • Government roles
  • Health services
  • Journalism
  • Film and Documentary
  • Tourism and Leisure
  • Legal Services
  • Education and training
  • Business
  • Sports management

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