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Improving health outcomes of First Nations People is one of the biggest challenges facing Australia today. To tackle this problem—on a local and national scale—those working on the frontline in health first need a greater understanding of the impact of the widespread trauma experienced by Indigenous Australians to drive positive change. These courses provide a solid grounding in Indigenous trauma and recovery practice, and the Master of Indigenous Health also provides the opportunity to expand research and leadership skills to put graduates in the position to lead change.

Get up to 75% off your fees in 2023

In 2023, the Government will pay up to 75% of the course fees of eligible Domestic students studying a UOW postgraduate degree in Indigenous Health. There’s never been a better time to get started on your next qualification.

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Master of Indigenous Health

The Master of Indigenous Health can be studied over 1.5-years full-time. Students can also choose to study part-time and work at your own pace. Students who are working full-time often study part-time, choosing to complete one to two subjects per semester, taking three years to complete the full degree.

Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice

The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice is a 6-month full-time course. In this course, you can not choose to study part-time.

Master of Indigenous Health

The Master of Indigenous Health requires the successful completion of 72 credit points:

  • Three core subjects, plus

  • A minor or major research project, plus

  • Choose from a range of research, public health or leadership subjects.

Core subjects include:

  • Indigenous Trauma Care and Recovery Practice

  • Indigenous Research Methodologies

  • Indigenous Evaluation and quality management

For electives on offer and complete course structure, view the Course Handbook.

Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma Care and Recovery Practice

The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice requires the successful completion of the core subject, Indigenous Trauma Care and Recovery Practice, and one elective of your choice over 6-month full time.

View the Course Handbook for the complete course structure and learning outcomes.

CourseSessionSession Details
Master of Indigenous Health2023 Autumn

Commences: 27 February 2023

Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice2023 ITRP

Commences: 27 June 2023

Master of Indigenous Health

CampusTotal Course Fee*
UOW Online

$10,881 - $14,521 (2023)

Dependent on subject selection

Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice

CampusTotal Course Fee*
UOW Online

$4,657 (2023)

The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are University places where, for eligible domestic students, tuition fees are made up of two parts:

  • an Australian Government contribution (for some courses, up to three-quarters of the tuition fee is funded by the Australian Government)
  • a student contribution (which may be deferred and repaid later via a HECS-HELP loan)

 To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder.

 *Total indicative course tuition fees shown is for a Commonwealth Supported place. These fees are based on normal course length and progression and are subject to change from year to year. For up to date information on course structure and fees, refer to the UOW Course Handbook.

The Master of Indigenous Health and Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice are offered online.

UOW Online

UOW integrates online learning into nearly all subjects. However, when your course is offered through UOW Online, 100% of your course will be delivered online, including all tutorials, class discussions and submission of assessments. This delivery mode allows you to study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Studying online still means you will be able to connect with our passionate lecturers and teachers and network with your classmates.

Master of Indigenous Health

The Master of Indigenous Health is open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree, or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Recognition may be given for relevant work experience or prior learning.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements can commence in the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice as a pathway into the Master of Indigenous Health.

Please check Course Finder for detailed information

Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice

This Graduate Certificate welcomes people who have:

A recognised Australian Bachelor’s degree;

OR

Qualifications obtained via completion of registered training courses offered by The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council, may also be considered;

OR

Applicants who can demonstrate a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and/or Communities may also be considered.

Please check Course Finder for detailed information

 

Drive positive change in Indigenous health

The University of Wollongong has worked hard to establish and maintain connections with local aboriginal community organisations, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Local Health Districts through the research projects led by researchers in Ngarruwan Ngadju, First Peoples Health & Wellbeing Research Centre.

Ngarruwan Ngadju is an Indigenous-led health and wellbeing research centre located within the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences at the University of Wollongong. Our work centres the needs and priorities of First Peoples by undertaking research that is high impact, innovative, strengths-based and beneficial to Community.

Ngarruwan Ngadju launch

Pictured: Dr Marlene Longbottom and Professor Kathleen Clapham at the Ngarruwan Ngadju: First Peoples Health and Wellbeing Research Centre launch at the UOW Innovation Campus.

The core subjects in the Master of Indigenous Health and the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma Recovery Practice were co-designed with a broad range of First Nations people and Indigenous organisations to deepen students’ understanding of the impact and effect of trauma in the indigenous community, and equip graduates with culturally-safe and culturally appropriate research skills and methodologies.

The Master of Indigenous Health allows you to customise the course to your career goals – choose from a range of research, public health or health leadership subjects.

Some of the subjects you can choose from include:

  • Social Complexities and Health
  • Allied Health Practice
  • Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
  • Leading Change In Healthcare
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Essential Skills for Health Researchers
  • Introduction to Epidemiology

Check the Course Handbook for the complete course structure and subject list.

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The course was super beneficial. Not only for the work I do in communities all across the country but also for me personally. The course gave me the evidence and science behind the work that I have been rolling out in community for a number of years. Joe Williams Founder, The Enemy Within: Suicide prevention & Wellbeing Education

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I found the Indigenous Trauma Recovery practice course extremely beneficial for my work at Waminda. The course improved and deepened my understanding of how to work through a trauma-informed lens with clients. Understanding trauma and how deep and far it can run is confronting and complex, however it was taught with sensitivity and cultural safety. I believe this has and will continue to improve outcomes with programs and clients. The course was delivered in a flexible and supportive format. Willow Firth Dead or Be Deadly Coordinator, Waminda

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Master of Public Health

Looking for a public health qualification? You may be interested in UOW’s Master of Public Health with an Indigenous Health specialisation.

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