Australian Studies: Images and Identities

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

Exploring concepts of nation and national identity, the Australian Studies: Images and Identities online unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University offers a fascinating look into what it means to be Australian.

By investigating how dominant ideas of Australian identity have been formed over the last century, you'll explore how and why specific conceptions of nation have prevailed at different times, and how these have transformed over the course of the last 100 years.

As part of the program, students will build their skills in analysis, critical reading, essay writing and argument, while also learning to submit a bibliography. By familiarising students with the various forms of academic debate and enquiry, this unit prepares you for further tuition in Australian Studies.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Australian Studies: Images and Identities unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Main concepts
  • 1890-1920
  • 1945-1965
  • 1965-1990
  • 1990-2005

Course pathways

This unit is an elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

Offering an in-depth exploration into the concept of a nation and national identity, the Australian Studies: Images and Identities unit promotes discussions that will stand you in good stead no matter your career. In particular, as an elective unit for students doing a Bachelor of Communication, this module is an excellent complement to the rest of your degree.

This unit will also be particularly beneficial to anyone interested in a career in academia, whether it's in history, anthropology, or Australian literature. By investigating the history behind the idea of what 'Australia' means, students will discover how the nation has been imagined and shaped over the years, and learn how this is related to the particular ideologies of the period.

The skills developed during this unit include those vital for academic research, which will also be beneficial in many other employment settings; research, analysis, forming an argument and using this in essay writing are all transferrable skills that will help you on just about any career path.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Australian Studies: Images and Identities from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

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.
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