Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Creating a long-lasting impact and meaningful change for Aboriginal Australians through higher education and research

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Acknowledgement to Country (Boodja)

We acknowledge all First Nations of this place we call Australia and we recognise the many nations who have looked after Country for more than 60,000 years. We are honoured and grateful to have the privilege to maintain campuses operating in Boorloo (Perth) and Karlkurla (Kalgoorlie) in Western Australia. We pay our respects to all Elders past and present, as Custodians and Owners of these lands. We recognise their deep knowledge, and their cultural, spiritual and educational practices and we aspire to learn and teach in partnership with them. We also acknowledge First Nations peoples connected to Curtin’s global campuses. We are committed to working in partnership with Custodians and Owners to strengthen and embed First Nations’ voices and perspectives in our decision making, now and into the future.

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The Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers postgraduate courses. These provide knowledge, transferable skills and employability to build relationships between industry, government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups.

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Our courses

Our enabling, undergraduate and postgraduate courses explore and build on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and ideas.

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Our research

Our active research hub is made up of research students at honours, master and PhD levels.

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News and events

There’s always something happening at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, so come and join us.

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Student support

We provide culturally-appropriate support services and a base on campus for you to feel at home.

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Student experiences

Being at university isn’t just about studying – it’s also about getting involved with events, programs and clubs. As well as all the experiences you’ll have access to as a Curtin student, you’ll also have opportunities to participate in a range of activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

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Curtin offer a range of scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, such as the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program. We encourage you to apply to help you thrive during your studies.

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We are hiring Sessional Academics in Indigenous Health, apply now!

Apply now to become a sessional academic to teach into our Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours unit delivered through Population of Health, Curtin University.

Applicants will have:
A bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline OR relevant experience in health.
Prior experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please send your expression of interest and CV/ resume to
Unit Coordinator Dr Leanda Mason
Email: indh1006@curtin.edu.au

Enabling and Undergraduate Courses

Want to gain access to a University pathway? Apply now to study an Enabling Course.

Ready to develop your collective skills, knowledge and experience? Apply now for an Undergraduate Course.

LGBTIQ+ Curtin Ally

At Centre for Aboriginal Studies, you’re welcomed into an environment where you’re respected and valued, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We offer a range of support services to students. For further information contact:


Phone: 1800 244 043

Email: studentwellbeing@curtin.edu.au

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WoW - Ways of Working Cultural Awareness Program

Ways of Working Cultural Awareness Program aims to create a better understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and identify aspects of cross-cultural communication to enhance working relationships with Indigenous Australians. Centre for Aboriginal Studies facilitates and offers this to external stakeholders, corporate workplaces and remote sites. For further information please contact:

Phone: +61 8 9266 7091

Email: wow@curtin.edu.au

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