In this unit, Contemporary Aboriginal delivered online by the University of South Australia, you will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of current and past issues that have and still affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.
You will look at various social justice and human rights issues, the diversity of Aboriginal political and social situations, the reconciliation movement, land rights, inherent Australian racism and the interplay of power and powerlessness.
Employment, housing, health, Indigenous Australians and the Australian criminal justice system, substance abuse, the Stolen Generation, Aboriginal portrayal in the mass media and native title rights will all be looked at in-depth in this unit.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this Contemporary Aboriginal Issues unit, the topics you will study include:
A royal commission in focus: contemporary Aboriginal issues
The 'Stolen Generation'
Race, racism and representation
Aboriginal peoples and the criminal justice system
Aboriginal youth and the juvenile justice system
Aboriginal health and wellbeing
Aboriginal peoples and education
Aboriginal peoples and Australia's economy
Protecting aboriginal heritage
Terra Nullius to native title
Reconciliation: what is the movement?
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), University of South Australia
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
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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At the end of your studies in this unit you will have a different understanding of Aboriginal perspectives on current and past issues affecting the Indigenous population of Australia. You will explore the vast impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people and the ways how global events have shaped the course of Australian race relations throughout recent history.
You will also be able to recognise different political and social situations which have an effect on the everyday lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Contemporary Aboriginal Issues from University of South Australia.
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Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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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).
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