Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy

Description

This course is designed for students to develop an understanding and capacity to become advocates for social justice in their workplace. It provides students with the opportunity to develop a high level understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities' need for high level advocacy skills. Students are exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of empowerment and are encouraged to develop skills in effectively meeting these work demands and achieving outcomes.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Have an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander socio-economic disadvantage and empowerment principles.

2. Develop an understanding, knowledge and capacity to respond to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs.

3. Develop effective strategies to become advocates in social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other disadvantaged minority groups.

Content

Policy and practice implications on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander futures;

  • Appropriate advocacy and related theories.
  • Understanding poverty in the Australian context
  • Influential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs
  • Roles, principles and procedures in community development
  • Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices
  • Effective advocacy role in the workplace
  • Exploring successful tools of community engagement

Assumed Knowledge

Students need a basic understanding of Aboriginal society equivalent to ABOR1110

Assessment Items

Presentation: Oral and Written Presentation

Essay: Essay

Project: Project

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term