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Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (First Nations Australia)

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (First Nations Australia) (BMDS)

Entry requirements
ATAR 59.00
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • Become an effective advocate or ally for First Nation peoples and cultures and develop the relevant knowledge and cognitive skills to work with Indigenous communities in a culturally appropriate way.
  • The First Nations Australia major allows you to explore First Nations issues, protocols, and philosophy, and examines decolonisation and Indigenous standpoint theory. 
  • Graduates from this major will become culturally aware, responsible, and active individuals who have a grounded understanding of the past and present experiences of First Nation peoples. 
  • You can combine your studies with another major in the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies or courses from other disciplines across the University, such as social work, human services, history, or environment and sustainability to meet your desired career path.

Career outcomes

  • You may find work in government, the private sector, and with Indigenous communities in relation to policy and planning, community development, education, or advocacy.
  • You’ll be able to offer insights into a range of social priorities, health, community and industry priorities related to First Nations perspectives.

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. 59.00 -

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.

  • Depending on your area of interest, some majors or disciplines may require further assumed knowledge.

Special entry schemes for admission

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.

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.

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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
First Nations Australia courses 8

1 x second major*
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
or 8 x electives

8
Total 24

 

*You can select a second 8-unit major from the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies or from the following UniSQ degrees: 

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

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 16323
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 909505
Springfield 929501
Toowoomba 909501

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

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the .

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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