Aboriginal Professional Experience

Course code ABOR3999Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

This course is a core component of the program which will provide for professional placement for the equivalent of 210 hours work, in the associated workforce related to the students major studies and such placement will maximise Aboriginal related experiences in a cross cultural work environment as a minority worker. Placements are flexible and can be in paid, unpaid, in voluntary or community organisations/workplaces, private or government which will provide maximum experiences related to the programs objectives. This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will:
* have had been provide with a real exposure to the professional chosen fields of students in their major subject area of choice.
* gain knowledge and experience in genuine work related practices as a minority in the competitive work environment.
* developed practical exposure to the theoretical and knowledge bases of the program and adapted these to practical workplace situations.
* developed skills required for the workplace, including communication and team work
* provide a cross cultural understanding of the political, social and economic world of work in the social justice domain.
* To develop and hone skills, knowledge and analytical skills in a practical real world environment.
Content* Putting theoretical & knowledge frameworks into professional real life experiences.
* Understanding the role and challenges of being a minority worker.
* Exploring the feasibility of advocacy in the workplace.
* Identifying supportive networks within the world of work,
* Practicing skills, knowledges and accruement gained in the program.
* development of generic professional conduct and skills including Equity and Diversity and OH&S requirements
* guidance in career planning
* Working with or servicing Aboriginal community, clients or other minority groups.
* Exploring the politics of work.
* Understanding and maximising and identifying career opportunities in the professional work environment.
* Making and maintaining productive work communication.
* Honing of skills in workplace communication including preparation for competitive work environments.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsField Study
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2500 words - 25%
Group/tutorial participation and contributionStudents will have weekly 30 minute chat sessions online where workplace experiences can be shared and support given by lecturer. 10% 1000 wrd equivalent
JournalStudents will undertake to maintain a reflective journal which will highlight the scope and experience gained through the Work Integrated Learning as it relates to the objectives of the course and program - 1500 words - 25%
Other: (please specify)Workplace assessment Report 40% Based on workplacement report compiled by course co-ordinator in consultation with student, lecturer and employer
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Field Study: for 210 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR3999