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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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

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.

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
2 develop understanding of 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

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
  2. develop understanding of 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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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