Through an investigation of our nation's past, The Making of Australia offers insight into our contemporary political, social and cultural climate. Exploring the two hundred year history of Australia since British colonisation, this online unit examines colonists' reactions to the unique landscape of Australia, and interactions with the Indigenous population.
Providing a wide survey of Australian history, this unit will cover convictism, the gold rush, Indigenous relations, federation, immigration, sport, religion and culture, as well as current debates surrounding the interpretation of Australian history.
Offered through Open Universities Australia by Macquarie University, this unit provides invaluable insight and practical knowledge to any student of history.
Anyone can apply, however it is recommended that you have completed one of the following units, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:
Academic Learning Skills, Murdoch University
Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice, Swinburne University
Areas of study
In this history unit, the topics you will study include:
Welcome and introduction
Legends of the land
Essay writing/the language of liberty
Online researching and the Australian History Museum, Macquarie University
Making a Commonwealth
Less than citizens
Employment and labour
Culture and playing
Duty and dissent
Reinventing the nation
Overview and exam
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
This unit is an elective in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie 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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The Making of Australia provides skills necessary for further scholarship in history. The unit will provide research skills and essential knowledge for anyone wishing to pursue history teaching in Australia or an academic career path focused on Australian history.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Making of Australia from Macquarie 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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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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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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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