114010 v.7 Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Management and Development)
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
This course is designed for those interested in, or who work in, community management and/or development positions. It aims to further Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and self-management; extend the knowledge and skills required to bring about effective, culturally appropriate social change in Indigenous service organisations and communities; and strengthen the process of indigenisation in organisations responsible for Indigenous services. The course covers management theories and practices, community development processes, policy development and implementation issues. The course also incorporates Indigenous community management and development ethics and principles into practice, and strengthens leadership in the area. In the final year students undertake a major evaluation project using relevant approaches and criteria to further improve existing practice, processes and outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings.
Additional Introductory Information
This course covers five main areas of study considered essential for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community management and development practitioners including management theories and practices, community development processes, policy development and implementation issues. It also covers an analysis of the main historical, social, political and economic factors and the ways in which they have influenced contemporary Indigenous society. In the final year students undertake a major evaluation project using relevant approaches and criteria to further improve existing practice, processes and outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settings.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
Available only to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Standard University entry requirements or successful completion of the Curtin Aboriginal Bridging Course, or the Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Management and Development or other relevant qualifications.
It is preferable that prospective students be working or prepared to undertake voluntary work in an Aboriginal community management and development related position.
Work experience in an area of community management and development is an advantage. Alternative pathways are available for mature age students.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Application can be made on the basis of work experience, general and professional education or relevant qualifications. Recognition of prior learning may be awarded following completion of the Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Management and Development or other relevant qualifications.
Duration and Availability
The course is three years full-time. Compulsory study block releases, four blocks per year, are conducted at Bentley campus. Study blocks may also be held at other locations depending upon student numbers and available funds.
Course organisation is based on a block system of education. There are four, two-week blocks per annum. Attendance at all study blocks is compulsory. For the first two years, students will enrol in the same units as the Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Management and Development.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|303228||v.5||Indigenous Community Practice 112||30.0||25.0|
|303237||v.5||Indigenous Issues and Factors in Local Region 114||30.0||25.0|
|303245||v.5||Indigenous Ways of Working 124||30.0||25.0|
|313510||v.1||Study Management and Communication Skills 111||30.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|303233||v.4||Indigenous Organisational Practice 123||30.0||25.0|
|303242||v.5||Indigenous Community Practice 121||30.0||25.0|
|303257||v.5||Indigenous Organisational Management 125||30.0||25.0|
|303262||v.4||Introduction to Managing Indigenous Projects 126||30.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|303305||v.3||Indigenous Project Management (Initiation) 211||30.0||25.0|
|303306||v.3||Indigenous Political Contexts 212||30.0||25.0|
|303307||v.3||Indigenous Project Management (Planning) 213||60.0||50.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|303317||v.3||Indigenous Ways of Working 225||30.0||25.0|
|303326||v.3||Indigenous Project Management (Implementation and Monitoring) 226||60.0||50.0|
|313511||v.1||Indigenous Project Management (Closure and Benefits) 221||30.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|303329||v.5||Evaluation Research Processes 313||30.0||25.0|
|303339||v.5||Community Program Evaluation 311||30.0||25.0|
|303342||v.5||Indigenous Community Education Practice 312||30.0||25.0|
|303347||v.5||Indigenous Community Practice 314||30.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|303348||v.5||Evaluation Research Processes 322||30.0||25.0|
|303349||v.5||Community Program Evaluation 324||30.0||25.0|
|303352||v.5||Indigenous Community Education Practice 323||30.0||25.0|
|303354||v.5||Indigenous Community Practice 325||30.0||25.0|
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