Professional Certificate in Treaty

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic students
  • Mid Year Intake - July


As Victoria and other Australian jurisdictions engage in the early stages of treaty negotiations, it is essential that all parties involved understand the fundamentals of treaty processes.

Developed and delivered by the Australian Center at University of Melbourne, the Professional Certificate in Treaty will equip you with a strong understanding of Australian Indigenous politics. You'll gain the practical skills and knowledge to help advance treaty-making between Indigenous Peoples and contemporary settler societies.

Who is this course for?

This online certificate is ideal for public servants working across all levels of government, as well as First Nations and Indigenous organisations, who will be involved in treaty processes in coming years.

Course aims

Throughout this course, you will examine important legal frameworks and reflect on historical and contemporary research, policies, and practices that are pivotal to treaty-making processes between Indigenous Peoples and settler-societies. Upon completion, you will be armed with the skills and knowledge to understand and confidently influence treaty negotiations.

Related courses

If you are interested in enrolling on the Professional Certificate in Treaty but are not a degree holder, course entry may be obtained via completion of the four Melbourne MicroCerts in the Preparing For Treaty series.
Please see the course entry requirements for further information.


Applicants who have completed four Melbourne MicroCerts in the Preparing for Treaty series OR Self-Determination and Community Services series may be eligible for advanced standing for ARTS90034 Indigenous Treaties & Future Relations.