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Unit description

Increases awareness of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples’ beliefs, understandings, histories, ways of living and social commitments whilst raising understanding of matters relevant to a shared Australian history and valued future for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Unit content

Topic 1: Valuing Cultural Safety within a ‘Cultural Competency Framework’
Topic 2: Indigenous Philosophies and World-views
Topic 3: Indigenous Spirituality/Religion, Ceremony and Ritual
Topic 4: Social and Emotional Well-being
Topic 5: Kinship, Relatedness and Caring for Country
Topic 6: Communication and Narratives

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 an appreciation for the complexity of Indigenous Australian world-views, philosophies and lore/law, including traditional and contemporary cultural practices Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2develop understanding of the foundations of cultural safety and a basis for a cultural competency framework within an Indigenous Australian context Ethical practiceCultural competence
3describe Indigenous Australian notions of wellbeing, ways of being in the world and Indigenous knowledge systemsEthical practiceCultural competence

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

  1. demonstrate an appreciation for the complexity of Indigenous Australian world-views, philosophies and lore/law, including traditional and contemporary cultural practices
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. develop understanding of the foundations of cultural safety and a basis for a cultural competency framework within an Indigenous Australian context
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. describe Indigenous Australian notions of wellbeing, ways of being in the world and Indigenous knowledge systems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • 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.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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