Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the key skills, and job ready skills which pay due diligence to both learning from Indigenous studies as well as developing applicable skills for modern day work and workplaces.

This course provides students with the opportunity to build skills and knowledges within the particular lens of Indigenous work and enterprise, community building and cultural affirming practices. At the conclusion of the course, students will have developed level-appropriate research, communication and work focused skills that are vital for success in the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies and a range of potential career paths. Upon successful completion, students will also be able to demonstrate and apply a concrete understanding of the importance of centralising Indigenous studies' role in Indigenous knowledge creation, ethically conscious problem solving, and policy analysis.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the complexity of workplaces, including entrepreneurial and professional behaviours

2. Develop professional written pieces for application to Indigenous work and enterprise

3. Examine and define the nature of diversity and cross-cultural knowledges and skills and apply this to the context of Indigenous work and enterprise

4. Demonstrate effective research and communication skills in written, verbal and online literacies


Module 1: Ethics in Practice (4 weeks)

Module 2: Practice Tools (4 weeks)

Module 3: Knowing your Organisation (4 weeks)

Topics may include: ethical thinking and practice including professional behaviours; entrepreneurial and bureaucratic cultures; project management and workplace technologies; digital technologies and communication; understanding policy, its construction and consequent implementation.



Students must be active in the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies or the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and have successfully completed ABOR1001 to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1 (20%) *

Presentation: Podcast/Presentation (40%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2 (40%)

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.