Forging a Nation: Australian History 1920-Present

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: University of South Australia
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About this unit

Forging a Nation: Australian History 1920-Present is an online unit provided by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia. It examines how major events in Australia’s 20th century history have shaped present day Australian identities.

These events include the aftermath of both World Wars, the Great Depression, the consolidation and rise of Aboriginal activism, changes to the British Empire and the social and cultural impact of immigration. You will also cover more recent developments, such as the Indigenous self-determination of the 1990s and the Howard era.

Overall, the unit aims to provide an overview of the progress from a ‘white’ Australia to a more multicultural society. In addition, you will be required to identify pivotal events that shaped the direction of modern Australia, and explore the impact of globalisation on Australian identity politics.

Eligibility

An introductory level of prior knowledge is assumed.

Areas of study

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), University of South Australia

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?

Forging a Nation: Australian History: 1920-Present is an essential unit for anyone seeking to understand the nature of Australian national identity in the present, particularly from an Indigenous perspective. The unit provides a strong grounding in the major developments throughout Australian history, and encourages you to make critical judgements on how these events have shaped the present. By completing this unit, you will develop a more thorough understanding of the role of international developments and globalisation in leading Australia towards a more multicultural society.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Forging a Nation: Australian History: 1920-present from the University of South Australia.
  • 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 Support Information

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).

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