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Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Policy Development

Charles Darwin University
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
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Program description

Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Policy Development

With the Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Policy Development, you will build on your professional knowledge and experiences with a critical understanding of important aspects of Indigenous economic and policy development in modern Australia.

You will examine key issues of Indigenous policy development and implementation, economic development and participation, traditional and modern governance structures, and intellectual and cultural property rights in current social and political contexts.

This course is an essential foundation for respectful and accountable engagement with Indigenous people and the current social and political issues they face in Australia and internationally.

This is an important course, if you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of:

  • the workings of government and policy
  • the structures and functions of governance in relation to Indigenous people
  • the practice of cultural engagement with and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • the culture and language of Yolngu people.

This course also available in Online with the study pace of full time & part time. And part time duration is 2 years

Admission requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or higher in a relevant field.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


On successful completion of this course, student will awarded by Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Policy Development.

Career opportunities

Potential employment opportunities include roles in government and non-government organisations that look after Indigenous affairs in areas such as research, policy development, or media and communications and academia.

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About this institute

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, creative and inclusive new world university located in northern Australia teaching 24,000 students from more than 55 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and...

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Why study at Charles Darwin University

20,000 students from more than 72 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 locations

Our Values

At CDU, we believe a new world university is one built on collective effort, inclusivity, creativity, social justice and sustainability. A place where you can follow your passion to make things better. Together with you, we strive for excellence, integrity, accountability and equitable opportunities for all.

Collective effort

We address vital issues in our communities and our region by bringing people together to make our world a better place.


Our strength is in the uniqueness of our people, and we value and respect individual differences and diversity of thought. We are committed to fostering trust, teamwork, and belonging.


We value artistic endeavour, originality, and freedom of expression. We learn from Indigenous and international cultures to create a new vision for the future.

Social justice

Our students, staff, and alumni make positive impacts in healthcare, education, housing and many other areas of society where there is inequality.


We’re committed to protecting our environment, to supporting ethical business practices and to using technology to build a sustainable future.

Contact info

Charles Darwin University

Ellengowan Drive
0810 Darwin

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