Cultural study units

Our cultural study units offer non-Indigenous students an understanding of Australia from an Indigenous perspective.

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Nyungar Culture and Identity Unit (INDS2003)

The Nyungar Culture and Identity Unit is a unique opportunity for students studying in various disciplines at Curtin to join together and to learn more about and interact with Aboriginal people in Nyungar Country. The unit is delivered by intensive block delivery over five days during the tuition free weeks each semester. You’ll be transported to and from various locations with all costs for transport, accommodation and meals covered.

This unit is an elective unit worth 25 credit points.

In 2018 the On Country Week unit will be offered:

  • Semester 1: Week 6, Tuition Free Week one: 2 April – 6 April 2018 at Nowanup Bush University
  • Semester 2: Week 9, Tuition Free Week two: 24 September – 28 September at Nowanup Bush University

See the details for the Nyungar Culture and Identity Unit in the Curtin Handbook.

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Students in Nowanup during a recent Nyungar Culture and Identity unit

You can learn more about the Nyungar Culture and Identity Unit by contacting:

Belinda Gibson
Email: Belinda.gibson@curtin.edu.au
Phone: (08) 9266 4346


Noongar Culture and Identity MOOC

Online learners from across the globe have the unique opportunity to learn about the language and culture of the Noongar people of Western Australia through Curtin’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This course provides an introduction to Noongar culture and language. You’ll be taken on a journey through Noongar Boodja (Noongar country), and you’ll join Noongar guides as they share knowledge and personal experiences of history, land, and culture.

See the Noongar Culture and Identity MOOC on the edX website