Working with Aboriginal People
Grow your cultural awareness for better working relationships with Aboriginal people and the community. Explore the dominant concept of whiteness and start to think about Aboriginal perspectives. Learn through both historical and self reflections.
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- describe and analyse whiteness as a construct which shapes the dominant ideas about Australia's social, economic, cultural and political history;
- develop a way of thinking about Australian contemporary society which is based on an understanding of the history of relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people from Aboriginal perspectives;
- examine and reflect on the self as a conscious personal and professional actor within the dynamic of ethnic interchanges;
- develop the necessary cross-cultural awareness to work effectively with Aboriginal people in local and regional contexts;
- develop an understanding of the principles of community development as they apply to working with Aboriginal people; and
- apply cultural safety practices to various professional settings.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
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- UNE-HLTH102-Interprofessional Practice in Health and Social Care
- UNE-CRIM101-The Criminal Justice System
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing or the Bachelor of Criminology. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
This unit will examine the history of relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, using the notion of whiteness to understand dispossession, resistance, adaptation and survival of Aboriginal peoples in Australia. Models of community development and cultural awareness will enable students to develop strategies to equip them in working with Aboriginal people in a variety of professional practices. Students are challenged to examine and reflect on the self as a conscious personal and professional actor within the dynamic of ethnic interchanges.
Assessment 1: 800 words (equiv); Unit Quiz; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-3 Assessment 2: 1500 words (equiv); Reflective Journal; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-6 Assessment 3: 2500 words; Case Study; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-6
- Assessment 1 (20%)
- Assessment 2 (30%)
- Assessment 3 (50%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Textbooks are not required.
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