Aboriginal studies will help you develop an appreciation of Indigenous Australia by studying contemporary Indigenous identity, the development of Indigenous societies, Indigenous people's relationship to Western law, and the process of reconciliation. To do this, you can take subjects from anthropology, archaeology, behavioural health sciences, English, genetics and human variation, history, legal studies, linguistics, religious studies, and sociology.
Aboriginal studies can lead to work in government departments, health services, legal services, museums, schools and universities, Aboriginal land councils and other Indigenous organisations.
We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.
A guide on how to locate and apply for work experience opportunities is available at Careers and Employment. Visa restrictions may apply for International students. All students must have approval from Lecturer/Course coordinator.
The Aurora Native Title Internship Program introduces students of Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Australian Studies, History, Sociology and Social Sciences as well as graduates and qualified anthropologists. For more information and to apply visit the Aurora Project website. Visa restrictions may apply for international students; consult La Trobe International before undertaking work experience. All students must have approval from Lecturer/Course coordinator.
Overseas study opportunities
There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students. Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.