Diploma of Indigenous Employment

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Diploma of Indigenous Employment provides an opportunity for students to engage with concepts and professional practices that develop an increased understanding of the factors surrounding Indigenous people's engagement in employment (particularly in the public sector workforce). Graduates of this course develop specific skills related to Indigenous people's engagement in a public sector work environment, retention, workplace support and development. Issues that surround the contexts of Indigenous people's participation in employment are addressed in ways that respect people's cultures, worldviews and socioeconomic status.


The course requires the successful completion of 80 credit points of study. Common and Core units provide an orientation and foundation in Indigenous employment and related issues that allows students to develop specialised knowledge in this field. Ten credit points of Specialist Electives allows students some diversity in their studies to explore an area of specific interest.


  • Indigenous communities
  • Government agencies
  • Public sector
  • Employment

Standard entry requirements

  • NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher
  • Or Certificate IV or above
  • Or STAT score of 135 or greater
  • Or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience
  • Or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma
  • Or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course.

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