Twentieth Century Australia

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This online Twentieth Century Australia unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University focuses on different interpretations of the nations’ historical events.

At the completion of this unit, you will be able to analyse and critique the work of pre-eminent 20th century Australian history scholars and present evidence-based arguments and theories.

You will also be able to incorporate and apply these skills in a professional situation.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in History Teaching

Areas of study

In this Twentieth Century Australia unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Overview: colonial beginnings
  • The role of arbitration in Australia: the Harvester Agreement
  • The Great Strike of 1917: unions and direct action
  • 1932: the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The life and death of John Curtin, wartime Prime Minister
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Scientific Australia: the CSIRO
  • Cold War Australia: the Petrov Spy Scandal
  • Cultural Australia
  • Crime in Australia: the paradox of the Chamberlain case
  • Sporting Australia
  • Where does it all fit together?

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in History Teaching, Curtin 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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How will this unit advance my career?

You will have core skills in Australian history in both past and present contexts, and also have a fresh perspective significant and relevant developments throughout Australia's history, and will also be able to reflect on the relationship between changing social values and ways in which we understand the past. 

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Twentieth Century Australia from Curtin 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 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 assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-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).

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