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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
DBIC

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 62.25 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Snapshot

Snapshot

This degree has been replaced by the Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society).

The new degree provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, political and cultural aspects of life in Aboriginal communities.

Please visit the new degree page for further information.

What others are saying

I chose to study this degree because of my interest in history and in particular Australian history. I now understand so much more about Australia, its people and its history.

Torston Reichert

Previously called Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Cultures and Australian Society)

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Torston Reichert

Previously called Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Cultures and Australian Society)

I teach courses that provide insight into Aboriginal issues and digital historical archives. Before UniSA I was a writer, editor, anthropologist and historian. I am still heavily involved in industry, working as a writer and freelance historian with organisations such as State Records of South Australia. Plus in 2016 I published my debut novel, First Person Shooter.

Cameron Raynes


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Cameron Raynes


What you'll learn

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Contemporary Aboriginal Issues HUMS 1034 4.5
Ideas, Innovation and Communication COMM 1060 4.5
Major A1 4.5
Major B1 4.5 Note(s): 7
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Intercultural Communication LANG 1054 4.5
Australian Society and Cultures HUMS 1009 4.5
Major A2 4.5
Major B2 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Major A3 4.5
Major B3 4.5
Free Elective 4.5 Note(s): 6
Core Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Major A4 4.5
Major B4 4.5
Core Elective 2 or Geography Course 1 4.5 Note(s): 3
Industry and Practice PERF 3006 4.5 Note(s): 1
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Major A5 4.5
Major B5 4.5
Major B6 4.5
Internship or Project COMM 3063 4.5 Note(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Major A6 4.5
Core Elective 3 or Geography Course 2 4.5
Major B7 or Professional Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 7
Major B8 or Professional Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 7
Select 2 of the following Majors
MAJOR: Indigenous Knowledges
Aboriginal Cultures HUMS 1035 4.5
Caring for Country ENVT 1017 4.5
Comparative Indigenous Studies HUMS 2017 4.5
Aboriginal Voices in Film and Fiction LANG 2007 4.5
Communication, Culture and Aboriginal Australians COMM 2060 4.5
Aboriginal Rights and Interculturality SOCU 3035 4.5
Industry and Practice PERF 3006 4.5 Note(s): 1
AND
Internship or Project COMM 3063 4.5 Note(s): 1
OR
Professional Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
AND
Professional Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
MAJOR: Australian Studies
Australian Politics, Civics and Citizenship POLI 1013 4.5
Rights and Racism HUMS 2008 4.5
Shadow Nation: Flashpoints in Australian Society and Culture HUMS 2036 4.5
Dreams and Nightmares: The Australian Cultural Imaginary COMM 3048 4.5
Identity and Representation HUMS 3014 4.5
International Studies Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4
Industry and Practice PERF 3006 4.5 Note(s): 1
AND
Internship or Project COMM 3063 4.5 Note(s): 1
OR
Professional Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
AND
Professional Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
MAJOR: Australian History
Colonial Experiment: Australian History 1788 - 1918 HUMS 1053 4.5
Aboriginal People, History and Colonialism HUMS 2010 4.5
Forging a Nation: Australian History 1920 - Present HUMS 2034 4.5
Segregation and Resistance: Aboriginal People and Government HUMS 2035 4.5
Things that Matter: The Material Culture of Australia's Past HUMS 3045 4.5
Oral History Workshop: People and Place HUMS 3044 4.5
Industry and Practice PERF 3006 4.5 Note(s): 1
AND
Internship or Project COMM 3063 4.5 Note(s): 1
OR
United States History and Contending Cultural Identities HUMS 2039 4.5 Note(s): 7
AND
A History of Ideas HUMS 3047 4.5 Note(s): 7
OR
Professional Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,2,7
AND
Professional Elective 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,2,7

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

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