Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|On-Line from Callaghan||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
This course is specifically designed for students to develop an understanding and capacity to become advocates for social justice in their workplace. It provides a balanced approach to understanding Aboriginal communities expectations of graduates responsibility to improve outcomes, theoretical underpinnings of empowerment and the development of skills and strategic approaches to effectively meet these added work demands.
1. To provide an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander socio-economic disadvantage and empowerment principles.
2. To develop an understanding, knowledge and capacity to respond to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs.
3. To develop effective strategies to become advocates in social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other disadvantaged minority groups.
* Policy and practice implications on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander futures
* Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs"
* Empowerment - Freire "Politics of Poverty"
* Understanding poverty in the Australian context
* Comprehending the Politics of Indigenous Affairs
* Understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community investment in and expectations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professionals
* Advocacy theory
* Roles, principles and procudures in community development
* Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices
* Effective advocacy role in the workplace
* Exploring successful tools of community engagement
ABOR2480 - Planning in Aboriginal Communities - 10 units
Students need a basic understanding of Aboriginal society equivalent to ABOR1110 and study and/or experience equivalent to ABOR1370
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Email Discussion Group
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term