Course summary

The Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing prepares students to work as Aboriginal health practitioners in diverse Aboriginal health and counselling contexts.

The course is specifically designed to build students’ theoretical and practical capacity in discipline areas relevant to Aboriginal health practitioners. An inter-disciplinary focus provides students with skills and practices relevant to a variety of professional contexts where cultural competence is required to service individuals, families and community groups.

The Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing prepares students to work as Aboriginal health practitioners in diverse Aboriginal health and counselling contexts.

The course is specifically designed to build students’ theoretical and practical capacity in discipline areas relevant to Aboriginal health practitioners. An inter-disciplinary focus provides students with skills and practices relevant to a variety of professional contexts where cultural competence is required to service individuals, families and community groups.

Majors include:

  • Aboriginal Health Care

The course can be studied without a major and includes a selection of units in areas that are relevant to Indigenous health and wellbeing.

Online students attend compulsory residential workshops at Lismore campus for some units.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise analytical thinking, critical thinking and and reasoning and problem solving skills

Creativity

Demonstrate innovative, sensitive and creative responses and solutions to challenges in cultural and indigenous and community contexts

Ethical practice

Demonstrate a knowledge of, and commitment to, social responsibility, ethics and human rights in cultural and Indigenous contexts

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and integrated body of knowledge of cultural concepts and indigenous ways of knowing and being

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical, social, political, ecological or cultural influences that impact Indigenous cultural settings

Lifelong learning

Integrate responsibility for independent, self-directed learning and reflective practice

Locate, analyse, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources

Communication and social skills

Communicate sensitively and appropriately in an oral and written forms as appropriate in a variety of cultural and Indigenous contexts

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of collaboration and teamwork and communication skills in cultural and Indigenous settings

Cultural competence

Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons

Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous contemporary realities and protocols

Students will undertake supervised on-the-job training as part of the course to gain professional experience. Placements can take place in a range of health facilities and clinics, and particularly those which provide services to Indigenous Australians.

This course is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) for the Narrative Counselling major. The University is seeking professional accreditation from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) and the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA).


Course overview

Course code

3009200

Course abbreviation

BAH&W

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore Session 1 $20,880 ($2,610 per unit) 093244K

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units (288 credit points) comprising:
    1. all units in Part A; and
    2. either one (1) Part B Major, or one (1) University-wide Major
  2. To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing a candidate shall successfully complete not less than sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. all units in Part A; or
    2. any twelve (12) units in Part A and either: any four (4) units in a Part B Major, or any four (4) units in a University-wide Major
  3. A candidate who, while enrolled for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, has completed the requirements for the Associate Degree of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing following withdrawal from the Bachelor degree.
  4. To be eligible for the award of Diploma of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing a candidate shall successfully complete not less than eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising:
    1. any eight (8) units in Part A; or
    2. any six (6) units in Part A and either: any two (2) units in a Part B Major, or any two (2) units in a University-wide Major
  5. A candidate who, while enrolled in the Bachelor or Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, has completed the requirements for the Diploma of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor degree.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

Note: If you fail a Part A unit, to boost your academic skills and confidence, the Course Coordinator may direct you to undertake EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; and/or HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions.
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
HUM71005 - Aboriginal Cultural Strengths Introductory
HUM71006 - Indigenous Knowledge Introductory
IHE72010 - Social Determinants of Health Intermediate
HUM72015 - Racism and Eugenics Intermediate
HUM73004 - Lateral Violence Advanced
CSL71001 - Trauma and Resilience I Introductory
CSL72002 - Trauma and Resilience II Intermediate
SOC71001 - Aboriginal Community Wellbeing Introductory
HUM71003 - Introduction to Indigenous Research Introductory
CUL00409 - The Mental Health of Australian Indigenous Peoples Introductory
SOC73002 - Living Knowledge Advanced
IHE72006 - Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Intermediate
HUM72012 - Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement) Intermediate
HUM73005 - Working with Aboriginal Communities II (Professional Placement) Advanced
IST73001 - Independent Study: Indigenous Research Project Advanced

Part B

The Major 'Narrative Counselling' is not currently offered.
Note 1

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
This Course Progression Table assumes that you are commencing the Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing with a single major in Session 1 without any advanced standing. It also assumes that you are studying full-time in Sessions 1 and 2 with no enrolment in Session 3 units. If you • will or have received advanced standing and/or • are commencing the Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in Session 2 and/or • are enrolling in Session 3 units please email gnibistudent@scu.edu.au for advice on a revised study plan
Year 1, Session 1
HUM71006 - Indigenous Knowledge Introductory
CSL71001 - Trauma and Resilience I Introductory
SOC71001 - Aboriginal Community Wellbeing Introductory
CUL00409 - The Mental Health of Australian Indigenous Peoples Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
IHE72005 - Aboriginal Psychology Intermediate
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
HUM71005 - Aboriginal Cultural Strengths Introductory
CSL00231 - Counselling Theory and Practice Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
HUM72015 - Racism and Eugenics Intermediate
HUM72012 - Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement) Intermediate
IHE72008 - Indigenous Case Management and Care Planning Intermediate
IHE72007 - Addiction and Aboriginal Communities Intermediate
Year 2, Session 2
HUM73005 - Working with Aboriginal Communities II (Professional Placement) Advanced
CSL72002 - Trauma and Resilience II Intermediate
IHE72010 - Social Determinants of Health Intermediate
HUM71003 - Introduction to Indigenous Research Introductory
Year 3, Session 1
HUM73004 - Lateral Violence Advanced
IST73001 - Independent Study: Indigenous Research Project Advanced
CSL72001 - Indigenous Narrative Counselling I Intermediate
IHE73004 - The Therapeutic Community Advanced
Year 3, Session 2
SOC73002 - Living Knowledge Advanced
IHE72006 - Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Intermediate
CSL10242 - Grief, Trauma and Crisis Counselling Intermediate
CSL73005 - Indigenous Narrative Counselling II Advanced

Title Level of learning Note
This Course Progression Table assumes that you are commencing the Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing with a single major in Session 1 without any advanced standing. It also assumes that you are studying full-time in Sessions 1 and 2 with no enrolment in Session 3 units. If you • will or have received advanced standing and/or • are commencing the Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in Session 2 and/or • are enrolling in Session 3 units please email gnibistudent@scu.edu.au for advice on a revised study plan
Year 1, Session 1
HUM71006 - Indigenous Knowledge Introductory
SOC71001 - Aboriginal Community Wellbeing Introductory
CSL71001 - Trauma and Resilience I Introductory
CUL00409 - The Mental Health of Australian Indigenous Peoples Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
HUM71005 - Aboriginal Cultural Strengths Introductory
IHE71001 - Aboriginal Health Care Network Introductory
HUM71003 - Introduction to Indigenous Research Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
HUM72015 - Racism and Eugenics Intermediate
HUM72012 - Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement) Intermediate
IHE72007 - Addiction and Aboriginal Communities Intermediate
IHE72008 - Indigenous Case Management and Care Planning Intermediate
Year 2, Session 2
HUM73005 - Working with Aboriginal Communities II (Professional Placement) Advanced
IHE72010 - Social Determinants of Health Intermediate
CSL72002 - Trauma and Resilience II Intermediate
IHE73002 - Elder Care and Wellness Advanced
Year 3, Session 1
HUM73004 - Lateral Violence Advanced
IST73001 - Independent Study: Indigenous Research Project Advanced
IHE73004 - The Therapeutic Community Advanced
IHE72009 - Indigenous Health Promotion I Intermediate
Year 3, Session 2
SOC73002 - Living Knowledge Advanced
IHE72006 - Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Intermediate
IHE73003 - Indigenous Health Promotion II Advanced
IHE73001 - Chronic Care Advanced

Notes

Note 1: Not currently offered.