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 acknowledges all First Nations of this place we call Australia and the First Nations peoples connected with our global campuses. We are committed to working in partnership with all 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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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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