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Learn about the economic, social and cultural standpoints found in Australia with this online Australian Society and Cultures unit offered by Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia.
The unit explores a range of topics, from the influence that Australia’s geohistorical setting has had on today’s society, through to our nation’s cultural diversity and various communities. Students will become familiar with a selection of theories and methodologies relating to Australian society and cultures, which will enable them to undertake their studies in a more effective manner. The Australian family and the traditions surrounding the concept of family will be debated, and students will be encouraged to reflect upon the accuracy and validity of many stereotypes that have emerged from Australian society.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to discuss specific events, terminology, values, and personalities found within Australian society.
No prerequisites for this unit; so anyone can apply.
In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will give you beneficial insight into Australian Society and Culture, deepening your understanding of a range of aspects, including cultural diversity, communities, social inequalities, tradition, and authority. Students will also develop transferable skills in exploring the theoretical underpinnings of studying society.
This online unit will include discussion about inequality and class divides found in Australia, along with Australia’s approach to gender. The unit will require students to consider indigenous Australia, as well as the role of ethnicity, immigration and multiculturalism in Australian society. Issues such as health and education will also be addressed, along with religion, spirituality, social structures and sanctions, and culture and leisure. By studying this unit, students will become more aware of the complexity of Australian society and develop a strong academic stance on the matter.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.