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)

Curtin University would like to pay our respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which the Bentley Campus is located, the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation; and on our Kalgoorlie Campus, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields.

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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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Admissions Workshops

For Block Study Admissions Testing, we offer 3 dates in 2023. These will be held at CAS and catering will be provided.

NEW Testing Dates:
January 16th

January 19th

February 2nd

To confirm your attendance, or for general enquiries please contact indigenous.support@curtin.edu.au

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Seeking Expressions of Interest Sessional Tutors

We are seeking expressions of interest for Indigenous sessional tutors for 2023 for our Indigenous Australian Education unit delivered through the Centre of Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University. Applicants should be qualified teachers experienced in teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and be conversant with Indigenous pedagogies, as well as Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.

The unit is a core unit delivered to third year students across three study modes, Bentley internal, Online and through Open Universities Australia. If you are passionate about teaching and interested in supporting non – Indigenous pre-service teachers to effectively support and facilitate learning for Indigenous students, please send your expression of interest and resume to Dianne Noonan at "CAS Enquiries" C_Enquiries@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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