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Indigenous Community Management and Development

Indigenous Community Management and Development Major (AssocD) - AssocDIndigCommMgntDev(Curtin) - MJRU-IDCMD Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Minimum ATAR Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Location Bentley
Study method
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

You are required to attend four two-week blocks per annum on the Bentley Campus and in regional learning centres when available.

Duration 2 years full-time

Course overview

Enjoy learning in a culturally appropriate environment that introduces you to foundation skills necessary for tertiary studies.

If you are thinking of studying at university but are not sure which course you'd prefer, or haven't met prerequisites, the Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course is designed for you.

This one-semester program is designed to prepare you for university study. It provides a solid base for further study or work opportunities. You can take part in cultural field trips and camps, receive life coaching and specialist tutoring, and benefit from scholarships or emergency financial assistance if the need arises.

Once you have completed this course, you will be eligible for entry into a range of Curtin’s degree and associate degree programs. If you have completed the mathematics unit, you may qualify for some of the undergraduate science courses that lead to engineering studies at Curtin.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.

Not applicable

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Not accepted

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Other requirements

Available only to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Students who are interested in joining this course need to come along to an admissions and information workshop. At this workshop you will sit an admissions test, have an interview with staff and find out more information about the course. For more information about how to apply, visit the Centre for Aboriginal Studies website.


You are required to attend four two-week blocks per annum on the Bentley Campus and in regional learning centres when available.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Why Indigenous Community Management and Development?

  • This course will teach you a range of concepts and skills to enhance your personal and professional development.
  • You will develop culturally-appropriate community development and management skills in the broad areas of Indigenous Terms of Reference, community development, policy processes, community management and program evaluation.
  • High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.