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Unit description

Examines the different contexts for working respectfully and ethically with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Establishes a collaborative framework for an experiential internship within a community context. Presents a co-design model for community based assessment of engagement practice in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community context. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Personal Engagement Principles

Topic 2: Community Engagement

Topic 3: Community Assessment

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
1analyse and apply the principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community organisations Ethical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
2Evaluate the critical and ethical self and community assessment of values and positioning skills applied in engagement CreativityEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
3summarise the models for ensuring respect, ethical sharing and care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community relations.Ethical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. analyse and apply the principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community organisations
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Evaluate the critical and ethical self and community assessment of values and positioning skills applied in engagement
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. summarise the models for ensuring respect, ethical sharing and care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community relations.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 27 hours (3 hours per week) (over 9 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour  (3 weeks )
Tutorial on-site 1 hour  (3 weeks )
Assessment
Essay40%
Community Engagement Activity Log40%
Journal20%

Teaching method
Residential session 6 hours/day (24 hours total) (4 days )
Community/Professional placement 27 hours (3 hours per week) (over 9 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour  (3 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour  (3 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Community Engagement Activity Log40%
Journal20%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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