Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Accessing Indigenous Knowledge is facilitated through building relationships between students and Country.  When people respectfully fulfil their responsibilities to care for Country, Country gives back land-based, contextual knowledge. Indigenous voices from around the globe will highlight priorities and directions to applying land-based knowledge into action in our local environments.

Unit content

  1. Indigenous knowledge as a process of relationship with Country
  2. Biodiversity and cultural diversity: the recognition of culture and cultural heritage within diverse environments
  3. Indigenous environmental and natural resource management and intellectual property rights in international and domestic law
  4. Rights and responsibilities within relationships with Country
  5. Urban land-based Indigenous Knowledge development
  6. International Indigenous perspectives on land-based Indigenous Knowledge
  7. Developing action from Indigenous Knowledge gained with Country.

N.B. Unit activities are supported by an interactive intranet site with which all students are required to engage throughout the session.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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