"I'm gaining theoretical and practical capabilities in Indigenous cultural protocols, community engagement, Indigenous histories and the impacts of colonisation."

Nick Paton

Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge student

Indigenous Knowledge

Discover how learning and knowledge is shared in the world’s oldest living cultures. Our degree explores Indigenous histories, knowledge systems, health and wellbeing, and ways of living.

With a teaching and learning process founded on principles of cultural integrity, inclusion and social justice through education, graduates are prepared for range of careers where a deeper understanding of issues affecting Indigenous peoples is essential.

Delivered through the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples based at Lismore campus, our Indigenous knowledge courses have strong links to both local and international communities.

Southern Cross is renowned for its unique approach to the field of Indigenous knowledge with strong links to local Elders and communities as well as international relationships. We are committed to delivering culturally safe, dynamic and innovative courses for all people.

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in a range of professional sectors including health, community services, tourism, business, justice or policy and research.

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Why choose Indigenous Knowledge with Southern Cross?

Culturally safe

We deliver a culturally safe dynamic and innovative course for all people

Strong links

Strong links with local Elders and communities as well as international relationships


Pathways to Honours and Postgraduate programs through the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Our Indigenous Knowledge courses are delivered through the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples on our Lismore campus. Many courses also offer external and flexible study options.

Situated in the heart of the Bundjalung Nation on the North Coast of NSW, Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate study options.

Gnibi is committed to delivering culturally safe, dynamic and innovative Indigenous studies courses for all people.

Our aim is to facilitate students to experience a teaching and learning process that is founded on principles of social justice, cultural integrity and inclusion through education.

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How to apply

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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T: 1800 626 481

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