Professional Certificate in Treaty

Where will this take me?


Successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Treaty will equip you with knowledge and understanding of treaty policies, legal frameworks, and core concepts integral to treaty-making. You will be able to apply your new skills to work with, and for, Indigenous communities in a multitude of roles ranging from Government to other public, private, and not-for-profit organisations.

Learning outcomes

Students completing this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth theoretical understanding and historical and contemporary knowledge of research, debates, policies and practices in treaty relations and treaty processes with First Nations, from local to global perspectives.
  • Critically analyse and reflect on key concepts of Indigenous sovereignty and Indigenous-settler relations. Understand the important role agreement-making plays in treaty negotiations.
  • Critically examine and apply the concepts of recognition, reconciliation, and refusal in Indigenous-settler relations.
  • Critically examine and apply the concepts of self-determination, Indigenous nation-building and data sovereignty related to the practice of treaty-making.
  • Evaluate contemporary and emerging First Nations treaty processes and Australian Indigenous governance principles for decision-making and treaty-making practices.