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Indigenous Australians in Context PG (8467.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Humanities




    This unit explores the complexities of the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities at a national and local level. Topics include:- Indigenous people and contexts; - The ongoing impacts of colonisation;- Displacement and dislocation;- Stolen Generations;- Autonomy, sovereignty and citizenship;- Tradition and development;- Individualism and collectivism;- Community and kin;- Health, housing and education;- Criminal justice;- Cultural competency and cross-cultural engagement; and- Current issues of concern to Indigenous Australians. This unit may share learning activities with the undergraduate unit Indigenous Australia: Contemporary Issues.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Analyse and discuss historical or contemporary social justice, human rights or cultural issues that affect Indigenous Australian people;

    2. Analyse and discuss consequences of colonisation on contemporary Indigenous Australian cultural, political, social and economic life;

    3. Investigate, synthesise and communicate information from Indigenous Australian perspectives; and

    4. Develop skills in engaging with Indigenous Australian people in working and meaningful partnerships.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.



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