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Unit description

Introduces students to the Indigenous Knowledge principles related to country, culture and ancestry. Indigenous Australian cultural expressions and multiple levels of connectivity will be examined. Students will also investigate the interaction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous expressions of self, place and belonging through the concepts of cultural and social sustainability. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Land Rights

Topic 2: Country and Ontology

Topic 3: Place, Context and Respect

Topic 4: Self-Positioning and Country

Topic 5: Cultural and Environmental Sustainability

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a critical understanding of the policies and practices of heritage institutions and their alignment with principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture Ethical practiceCultural competence
2develop strategies including critical and ethical, self and group, evaluation skills necessary for effective practice in cultural heritage Ethical practiceCultural competence
3describe and analyse the significance of personal values and ethical practice in establishing and sustaining affirming community relations. Ethical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the policies and practices of heritage institutions and their alignment with principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. develop strategies including critical and ethical, self and group, evaluation skills necessary for effective practice in cultural heritage
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. describe and analyse the significance of personal values and ethical practice in establishing and sustaining affirming community relations.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Domestic

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

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International

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