Not offered in 2019

Unit description

This explores Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander community-based knowledge by bringing learners and community together via a compulsory 5-day residential workshop. Students will learn about respectful engagement with narratives from community and how this knowledge can be utilised Respectfully to achieve successful outcomes as defined by and experienced by the members of those communities.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Learn best practice in Indigenous community engagement

Topic 2: Community-based Indigenous Knowledge processes

Topic 3: Understanding Indigenous Knowledge in relationship with community

Topic 4: Narratives of representation in relation to urban and rural community-based Indigenous Knowledge

Topic 5: Rights and responsibilities within relationships with community

Topic 6: Planning action through 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 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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