Indigenous Knowledge

Dylan Berger graduate of the Bachelor of Indigenous Studies

Understanding generations of 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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“We look at a broad range of ideas and concepts. It’s a way of contextualising the world we live in. And for non-Indigenous people who want to work with Indigenous communities, it gives a better understanding of the context we live in.”

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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

How to apply

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

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

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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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Get a taste of the Southern Cross University experience through our webinars, campus tours and info sessions.

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Gnibi College

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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