"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, knowledge and wisdom are shared in the world’s oldest living cultures with courses that explore Indigenous histories, knowledge systems, health and wellbeing, and ways of living. 

You will be part of an education process founded on cultural integrity, inclusion, social justice and a profound understanding of issues affecting Indigenous people. 

Delivered through the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples based at Lismore campus, our graduates are well-prepared for careers in a range of professional sectors, including health, community services, tourism, business, justice, policy and research. 

Southern Cross University is renowned for its unique approach to Indigenous knowledge. We also have strong links to local Elders and communities, and we nurture and value international relationships.

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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

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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Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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

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Southern Cross University regularly holds on-campus and online information sessions.

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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

E: Domestic enquiry

Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

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