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Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour Session 1,  2 Session 1,  2
Gold Coast Session 1,  2 Session 1
Lismore Session 1,  2 Session 1,  2
Online Session 1,  2 Session 1,  2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

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

Introduction
Topic 1: Valuing Cultural Safety within a ‘Cultural Competency Framework’
Topic 2: Indigenous Philosophies and World-views
Topic 3: Well-being –Social and Emotional Well-being
Topic 4: Kinship, Relatedness and Caring for Country 
Topic 5: Communication and Narratives
Unit summary

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: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 show an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of Indigenous Australian world-views, philosophies and lore/law as well as an appreciation of Indigenous Australian world-views and cultural practices as legitimate bodies of knowledge within a dominant western paradigm
2 outline the foundations of cultural safety and a basis for a cultural competency framework within an Indigenous Australian context
3 describe Indigenous Australian notions of wellbeing, ways of being in the world and Indigenous knowledge systems
4 examine the concept of Indigenous relatedness with particular regards to Australian Indigenous kinship and the relationship Indigenous Australians have with their environment
5 recognise the ways that Indigenous peoples throughout the world have maintained their cultures through communication, literary and education systems, with an analysis of Indigenous ways in education in an Australian context
6 outline Indigenous spirituality/religion, ceremony and ritual including both traditional and contemporary beliefs and practices in Australia.

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

  1. show an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of Indigenous Australian world-views, philosophies and lore/law as well as an appreciation of Indigenous Australian world-views and cultural practices as legitimate bodies of knowledge within a dominant western paradigm
    • GA7:
  2. outline the foundations of cultural safety and a basis for a cultural competency framework within an Indigenous Australian context
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  3. describe Indigenous Australian notions of wellbeing, ways of being in the world and Indigenous knowledge systems
    • GA7:
  4. examine the concept of Indigenous relatedness with particular regards to Australian Indigenous kinship and the relationship Indigenous Australians have with their environment
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  5. recognise the ways that Indigenous peoples throughout the world have maintained their cultures through communication, literary and education systems, with an analysis of Indigenous ways in education in an Australian context
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  6. outline Indigenous spirituality/religion, ceremony and ritual including both traditional and contemporary beliefs and practices in Australia.
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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