The University of Newcastle, Australia
Short Courses Undergraduate Certificate in Working with Indigenous Communities in Health Contexts
Start August 3rd (Applications close midnight July 26th)
Qualification Undergraduate Certificate
Prior Education Required Admission into this short course is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over. All applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English language proficiency requirement.
Cost $2,500. Domestic students studying courses from this government and university initiative may access HECS-HELP as CSP (Commonwealth supported) students. For full details, see this website for your eligibility for a HECS-HELP loan.
Duration 6 months full-time
Location Online
Articulation Available Admission and 40 units of credit into Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Public and Community Health or Bachelor of Development Studies or admission and up to 40 units of credit into associated combined degrees.

About this course

This interdisciplinary course examines the foundational principles and practices in working competently with Australia’s Indigenous people, across disciplines and careers in the health sector. Students will consider the complexity of Indigenous identity construction in Australian society and the continuing impact of historical experiences on current Indigenous communities and their health.

The course will provide insight for those wishing to work with Aboriginal communities and become advocates for culturally competent health services. You'll examine the political, social and economic dynamics of health care and how they have affected contemporary communities. You will also consider ways to engage with Aboriginal communities which address inequality and meet best practice standards of service.

It will build your capacity for evidence-based problem solving, intercultural awareness, and ethical engagement with Indigenous people.

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

Please note this course will only run with sufficient enrolments.

What you will study


Code Title
ABOR1040 Cultural Competency in Health Services
ABOR1340 Engaging with Aboriginal Communities in Health Contexts
ABOR2440 Aboriginal Health Past and Present
ABOR3440 Indigenous Health Around the World

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