Indigenous Australian Cultural Experience

Course code ABOR1902Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

Indigenous Australian Cultural Experience introduces international and Australian students to a range of unique traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian cultures across NSW, SA, NT and Qld in remote, urban, rural and regional environments. Students through an extensive field study of 21 days will acquire a practical insight into the experiences of Indigenous Australian peoples in a broad range of their living environments, socio-economic circumstances, cultural maintenance, community industries and will be able to integrate the knowledge gained into a range of educational disciplines. An up-front fee of $2,000 is required for the compulsory field trip component of this course.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and diversity of Australian Indigenous cultures in remote, urban, rural and regional environments
2. Practically relate traditional Indigenous practices to contemporary practices in a range of professions
3. Build cross cultural communication and networks
4. Draw comparisons to their own and other Indigenous peoples lives, histories and societies
5. Demonstrate written, oral and analytical skills associated with articulation of social justice.
ContentStudents can expect to cover:
1. Cultural identity
2. Environmental sustainability
3. Cultural practices
4. Indigenous Australian health and well being
5. Indigenous governance
6. Traditional communication
7. Socio-economic understanding of Indigenous peoples
8. Indigenous Enterprise and business developments
9. Cultural diversity
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of ABOR1110 is a requirement to enrol in this course to ensure appropriate preliminary understanding of Indigenous culture prior to exposure to Indigenous communities and strict adherance to cultural protocols and respect.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Field Study
Experience Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contributionGroup Contribution - 25%
JournalJournal - 2000-2500 words - 30%
Presentations - IndividualOral presentation - 25%
ReportsWritten report - 1500-2000 words - 20%
Contact HoursExperience Based Learning: for 20 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Case Study: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Field Study: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Individual Supervision: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Student Projects: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks