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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse and apply the principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community organisations
2Evaluate the critical and ethical self and community assessment of values and positioning skills applied in engagement
3summarise the models for ensuring respect, ethical sharing and care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community relations.

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
  2. Evaluate the critical and ethical self and community assessment of values and positioning skills applied in engagement
  3. summarise the models for ensuring respect, ethical sharing and care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community relations.

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

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

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

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