Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Students will be directly exposed and participate in at least two major Australian Aboriginal cultural experiences which might include weaving, painting, cultural transmedia, dance or music.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2019.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Develop an introductory level of understanding of Aboriginal cultural practices.

2. Develop elementary practical skills required in Aboriginal cultural practice.

3. Acknowledge Aboriginal cultural practices as they relate to holistic understandings of culture.

4. Develop a sense of shared community teamwork as it relates to cultural practices and work.

5. Develop a practical understanding of Aboriginal society's social structures as practiced through cultural expression and oral and graphic history.


Students will undertake practical cultural experiences in course workshops for a total four hours per week over the semester. Each of these practical workshops will address in oral traditions the cultural significance of skills involved, division of labour associated with practices, contemporary practices and holistic orientation of cohesive community work practices.

Assumed knowledge

<p>ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course</p>

Assessment items

Journal: Journal

Presentation: Group Presentation

Participation: Tutorial Particpation

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.