Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Bringing together community to develop and articulate community-based Indigenous Knowledge, this unit helps to narrate community reality. Respectful engagement with Indigenous Communities will make community-based knowledge visible, and allow this knowledge to be utilised to achieve successful outcomes as defined by and experienced by the members of those communities.

Unit content

The unit covers the following topics:

  1. Best practice in community engagement with examples from within Australia and internationally. Critical analysis of the nature and dynamics of community engagement in specific locations and community contexts, including professions or discipline areas.
  2. Long-term and sustainable processes that can be measured across a range of interconnected areas such as individual and community wellbeing, economic development and stability, resource security and socio-cultural sustainability.
  3. Indigenous Knowledge as a process that is developed in relationship with community
  4. Developing narratives that can represent community-based Indigenous Knowledge to other people.
  5. Rights and responsibilities within relationships with community
  6. Urban and rural community-based Indigenous Knowledge development
  7. International Indigenous perspectives on community-based Indigenous Knowledge
  8. Developing action from Indigenous Knowledge gained with community.

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

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