OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

This unit assists students to Respectfully engage with Country and community to build reciprocal relationships through which knowledge emerges. Country is a vital place that we inhabit and it also exists inside as a model for being human in a proper way. During a compulsory 4-day residential workshop students model reciprocal relationships growing their understanding that Country is alive and intelligent providing everything that it's people need. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Indigenous Knowledge as a process of relationship with Country

Topic 2: Biodiversity and cultural diversity: the recognition of culture and cultural heritage within development of Indigenous Research

Topic 3: Indigenous environmental and natural resource management

Topic 4: The impact of Intellectual property rights in international and domestic law

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Seminar 2 hours/week (11 weeks)
Residential session 6 hours/day (24 hours total) (4 days)
Tutorial online 1 hour/week (11 weeks)

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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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