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Bachelor of Arts (First Nations Australia)

Bachelor of Arts (First Nations Australia) (BART)

Entry requirements
ATAR 58.00
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • Australian Indigenous cultures have shaped and influenced Australia.
  • The First Nations Australia major within the Bachelor of Arts allows you to study the historical events and political policies that have shaped Australia’s relationship with its first peoples. 
  • Develop cultural competence and an understanding of First Nations perspectives, how to be an effective advocate or ally, and build the ability to work with Indigenous communities in a culturally appropriate way.
  • You can choose to combine your studies with a major in Environment and Sustainability, History, Music, or Anthropology to tailor this degree to suit your career goals.

Further study

If you have competed a Bachelor of Arts, you can enhance your professional skills by choosing specialised study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research.

Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates are uniquely placed to offer insights into health, community, industry, and a range of other social priorities related to First Nations perspectives. Career outcomes include working in government, the private sector, and with Indigenous communities in relation to policy and planning, community development, education, or advocacy.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 58.00 54.95

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees' from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
 SEED-electives 0-4 
1 x 8-unit major 8
A second 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives (depending on
number of SEED-electives completed) 
8
Total 24

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 12-unit extended major 12
1 x 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x SEED-electives or
other elective courses
8
Total 24

Refer to the for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.  

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Arts as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 16363
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from .

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 909405
Springfield 929441
Toowoomba 909441

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 13 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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