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Associate Degree of Applied Social Science - XASS01 - 2017


The Associate Degree of Applied Social Science provides an opportunity for students to engage with theoretical concepts and practices that co-exist between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western academy.

The core units and the course specialisations are designed to explore the practical application of knowledges from the rich cultural traditions and contemporary social experiences of Indigenous peoples.

The course promotes the capacity of culturally capable graduates to play a respectful and accountable advocacy role for and empower people and communities in their aspirations for effective participation in contemporary Australian social, cultural and economic life.


  • You have the opportunity to learn and apply your knowledge and skills in three core areas of significant importance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Indigenous Social Policy, Indigenous Resource Management and Indigenous Community Action.
  • You can study online, on campus, or mixed-mode at the Batchelor Institute.


These specialised fields of study are tailored to prepare students for professional and/or further study or research that can contribute to effective and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the broader Australian community.


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