Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice (UG:Bachelor)

University of Newcastle, Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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The award

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, online

Course starts
February, July

International course fees
AUD 25415 per year

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About Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice at University of Newcastle, Australia

The Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice gives you the opportunity to gain an informed insight into the oldest continuing living culture in the world. You will study a broad range of topics to become a culturally aware, social advocate, for Indigenous Affairs both in Australia and globally.

Why study with us?

  • Indigenous studies is one the highest priorities at UON. Supported by our world-renowned Wollotuka Institute, students studying this degree can access a number of support services and resources to help ensure success.
  • Broad career options: graduates typically find employment in Aboriginal affairs, within Aboriginal agencies and with a range of businesses and industries targeting Aboriginal communities and clients.
  • Open for all: This degree is available to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

What will you study?

The Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice ensures a strong student understanding of Aboriginal culture, history and politics. This degree provides foundation knowledge in Aboriginal studies along with specialist knowledge from a wide range of majors.

This dynamic and highly specialised degree is taught and managed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic and administrative team. This team is passionate about Indigenous representation and are committed to the issues focused on as part of your studies.


A degree in Aboriginal Professional Practice opens doors for jobs in a range of areas in both Aboriginal and mainstream organisations. Graduates will be able to pursue rewarding careers in Indigenous affairs including (depending on majors) human resource management, art and arts administration, writing, community arts and culture, urban development, public relations and representative roles locally, nationally and internationally.

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Entry requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available here.  Admission information for international is available here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Check your eligibility here.

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is recognised as an avenue of admission to the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice program.

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