Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy

Course code ABOR3024Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion students will:
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.
ContentPolicy 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents need a basic understanding of Aboriginal society equivalent to ABOR1110
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay of 2,500 words
Online Learning ActivitiesWritten assignment 2000 words
ProjectsDevelopment of strategic advocacy plan or a community development plan - 2000 words or equivalent
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR3024