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University of South Australia
Colonial Experiment: Australian History 1788-1918 is an online unit offered by Open Universities Australia through the University of South Australia that delves deep into the history of Australia’s colonial history. Students will learn about the effects of European settlement, the colonisation of indigenous lands, and the impact this has had on the lives of the indigenous people of Australia.
The unit takes a holistic look at Antipodean history and culture, covering some of the most important events in the memory of this vast island, right up until the traumatic events of World War I. The unit is very much an examination of the historical context of the development of Australia as a country, but it also attempts to answer questions about the changing nature of national identity and the role of indigenous peoples in the politics of the nation as it stands today.
There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.
A weekly guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
This unit is a core requirement 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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By completing this online unit you can expect to gain a thorough, in-depth understanding of the relationships between indigenous peoples and European settlers throughout Australian history, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of how this relationship has shaped the politics, culture and national identity of Australia.
The course unit will also allow you to cultivate a fairly comprehensive idea of what colonialism is and why it was so important in shaping not just Australia, but the world, throughout the 19th century and into the 20th.
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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.
Find out more about government study loans here.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. 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.