Master of Indigenous Education
Provide a better future for Indigenous children with a Master of Indigenous Education.
This masters degree will give educators and policy advisers an in-depth understanding of the historical, contemporary and global issues faced by Indigenous Australia. Macquarie is the only university to offer such a degree in Australia.
The Master of Indigenous Education develops the skills and knowledge to provide a culturally appropriate education to Indigenous Australian students, as well as teach non-Indigenous students about Indigenous issues, people and culture.
You will learn about the policies, practices and issues relating to Indigenous education, taking account of how Indigenous histories have shaped contemporary context and thinking.
- Meets the NSW Institute of Teacher’s professional development requirements
- Offered online allowing you to study at your own pace
- Experience a program that includes Indigenous Australian perspectives and knowledge
- Provides valuable knowledge to help close the gap in Indigenous education
- Provides global context by exploring other First Nation people’s experiences with education systems
Minimum course duration
Full time: 1 year - 1.5 years depending on RPL granted
Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)
860677 - by Distance
Whether you want to focus on early childhood, primary, secondary or tertiary education, this will help you close the gap between the educational outcomes of Indigenous students and other students.
It will also help those working in Indigenous communities, such as health workers, community organisation workers and public servants.
Domestic Fee-paying Place (DFP)
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
Student amenities fee
Information on the Student services and amenities fee
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in education or indigenous studies; or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification and 18 months full-time equivalent relevant work experience
All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
The Department of Indigenous Studies – Warawara provides all Indigenous Australian students with various forms of support while undertaking their studies.
Indigenous Australian students can contact Warawara on 1800 066 465 (Toll free) or visit warawara.mq.edu.au.
What you will study
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|Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above||48|
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Specific minimum requirements:
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this master
Our graduates are likely to pursue careers in a variety of areas including schools, early childhood services, universities, policy and government departments, NGOs and Indigenous organisations.
Wayne Charters (Descendant of the Wiradjuri Nation)
This degree is the best I have ever done. I have enjoyed studying education and history/politics in the past, but this is another level of understanding. The wide range of topics and readings related to Indigenous Education are fascinating, sometimes heart wrenching but ultimately informative and enlightening. I cannot think of any profession or person who would not benefit from doing the Master of Indigenous Education. I also now have even more respect for the keepers of knowledge.