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University of South Australia
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.
An introductory level of prior knowledge is assumed.
A week-by-week 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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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.
Financial Support Information
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.
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