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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Presents the practical principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in remote, rural and urban contexts. Provides experiential practice (under supervision) based upon differing professional roles with community. Students will investigate the elements of best practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement.

Unit content

Topic 1: Protocols for Community Engagement

Topic 2: Principles for Engagement

Topic 3: Values and Standpoints

Topic 4: Integrity with Community

Topic 5: Relational Practice

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
1critique the practical principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community organisationsIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
2investigate the critical and ethical skills necessary for effective engagementIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate an understanding of the significance of personal values in sustaining good community relations during placement. Communication and social skillsCultural competence

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

  1. critique the practical principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community organisations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. investigate the critical and ethical skills necessary for effective engagement
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the significance of personal values in sustaining good community relations during placement.
    • 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.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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