Professional Certificate in Treaty

What will I study?


What you will learn

Examine current and historical treaty relationships

Reflect on historical and contemporary examples to assess the strengths and weaknesses of treaty relationships. Engage with current thinking about treaty, and consider the possibilities and limitations from both a local and global perspective.

Explore key concepts pivotal to treaty negotiations

Extend your understanding of key concepts crucial to treaty processes. Examine theories such as Indigenous sovereignty and Indigenous-settler relations, and reflect on the role they play in agreement-making and treaty negotiations.

Understand the core principles of Indigenous governance

Explore Indigenous governance from both a conceptual and structural viewpoint. Understand the important role that cultural values, traditions and laws play in Indigenous communities, and consider ways the Indigenous right to self-governance might shape treaty-making practices.

Course structure

To gain the Professional Certificate in Treaty, you must complete 25 credit points at level 9, comprising of two core subjects: Indigenous Treaties & Future Relations, and Indigenous Governance Principles.


This course can be completed part-time over 12 months. Learning is conducted online, giving you the flexibility and freedom to study in your own time.