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Working with Aboriginal People

Undergraduate | UNE-OORA200 | 2024

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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Study method
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100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024

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Working with Aboriginal People

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. describe and analyse whiteness as a construct which shapes the dominant ideas about Australia's social, economic, cultural and political history;
    2. 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;
    3. examine and reflect on the self as a conscious personal and professional actor within the dynamic of ethnic interchanges;
    4. develop the necessary cross-cultural awareness to work effectively with Aboriginal people in local and regional contexts;
    5. develop an understanding of the principles of community development as they apply to working with Aboriginal people; and
    6. apply cultural safety practices to various professional settings.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-CWW-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing


  • UNE-CRM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Criminology

Prior study

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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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.

Additional requirements

  • 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 - 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. Please refer students to link for requirements: For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Criminology

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