Aboriginal Workplace Human Rights & the Minority Worker
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|On-Line from Callaghan||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
Workers who are in the minority in professional workplaces, like Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers, should have a sound understanding with regards to their rights both in the workforce and more general Human Rights issues to improve their professional experiences and ensure they are well prepared to counter workplace discrimination, racial abuse and ethnocentric bias. Being in a minority also brings about workplace issues surrounding advocacy, promotion and affirmative action which need to be firmly understood and place the minority worker in a position to counter effectively and assertively, such ill-informed or illegal practices.
|Objectives||On the successful completion of this core course students will be able to demonstrate
1. An in-depth appreciation and attitudes towards the Human Rights Movement as it specifically relates to Indigenous peoples and minority groups in the workforce.
2. Understanding and valuing of current work place reforms based on Discrimination Act and Equal Employment Opportunity policy in Australia.
3. Developed knowledge, skills and capacity to identify and use professional networking with other Indigenous peoples, community support networks and professional/trade union organisations.
4. Developed skills, knowledge and strategic approaches to addressing minority groups, preparation for racism in the workplace.
5. Critical skills and competences in advocacy for workplace minority groups
6. An increased capacity for critical evaluation, thinking and analysis on Human Rights in the Workplace.
7. Highly developed academic writing skills, research capacity, engaging presentation style and productive group engagement.
|Content||- Historical overview of International Human Rights Movement and its workforce implications for minority groups
- Overview of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975
- Overview of various other Discrimination Acts
- Australian Human Rights Commission workforce roles and responsibilities
- State Government Human Rights Legislation - Equal Employment Opportunity
- Affirmative Action - Salvation or key to conflict?
- Professional Federations - Guest Lecture
- Aboriginal Community Support Groups - Guest Lecture
- Strategic Decision to Ensure Productive Professional Careers
|Replacing Course(s)||ABOR2390 - Decolonisation - 10 units|
|Assumed Knowledge||ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory course on Aboriginal studies.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for ABOR2381|