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Indigenous Studies at Griffith recognises the relevance of Australia's First Peoples and ancient Indigenous heritage today. It provides you with an awareness of the tensions produced by the historical relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and with Indigenous standpoints, initiatives and strategies to address them.

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Indigenous Studies at Griffith

Be equipped to influence change

Gain an appreciation of diverse perspectives and attain the cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking and communication skills 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.

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.

Indigenous Studies issues are now an essential component in many professional careers, and can be creatively combined with a vast range of career pursuits.

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.

Daniel Lyons

Griffith Bachelor of Arts graduate

Bachelor of Arts student Daniel Lyons secured an enviable job with the Royal Australian Air Force before he graduated. As a Communications and Information Systems Controller, Daniel manages, monitors and maintains Local Area Networks, as well as operate communication facilities and safe keep classified data. 'The critical thinking skills I developed throughout my Bachelor of Arts degree have definitely given me the edge in getting this role,' he says.

Daniel Lyons

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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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