Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Curtin has the highest number of indigenous students of any university in Australia. The Centre for Aboriginal Studies is actively engaged in educating indigenous and non-indigenous people about the diverse and rich cultural history of Indigenous Australian people, and the social and political issues that affect and concern them.
The Centre for Aboriginal Studies’ courses focus on giving graduates the skills, abilities and cultural awareness needed when working within both the indigenous and non-indigenous community.
Some of the centre’s postgraduate courses are offered exclusively to indigenous people, while others are intended to educate non-indigenous people about indigenous culture and contemporary society.
What graduates are doing
Graduates from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies are making significant contributions towards strengthening and empowering Indigenous Australian communities. They go on to forge successful careers in indigenous health, community management and development, education and a range of other industries.
Research and development
The centre offers research-based higher degrees that develop research skills and advance knowledge in the area of indigenous research and development. The programs encourage and support research approaches that facilitate indigenous participation and direction, and research activities that provide direct benefit to indigenous communities involved.
Jonathan Ford, Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Community Management and Development)