MJRU-INCMD v.1 Indigenous Community Management and Development Major (BAppSc)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major 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 services. The major covers management theories and practices, community development processes, policy development and implementation issues. The major also incorporates Indigenous community management and development ethics and principles into practice, and strengthens leadership in the area. This major 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.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of Indigenous Community Management and Development principles and practices; extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
2. critically analyse the issues related to community management and development to generate positive social change for Indigenous communities
3. research, synthesise and critically evaluate information relevant to the development of sustainable futures for Indigenous communities
4. communicate effectively to negotiate and strengthen ongoing relationships with Indigenous communities and relevant stakeholders
5. use customary and modern technologies; recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to Indigenous Community Management and Development principles and practices
6. utilise the Indigenous experience and knowledge to sustain intellectual curiosity whilst taking responsibility for own leaning and ongoing professional development
7. work with consideration of pan-Indigenous issues and human rights from a global perspective
8. apply and practise cultural understanding within diverse contexts; maintain culturally appropriate research methodology
9. demonstrate professional behaviour and ethical leadership within a range of multi-disciplinary professions
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|INCD2000||v.1||Initiating Indigenous Australian Community Projects||30.0||25.0|
|INCD2002||v.1||Planning Indigenous Australian Community Projects||60.0||50.0|
|INCD2001||v.1||Indigenous Australian Political Contexts||30.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|INCD2003||v.1||Indigenous Australian Ways of Working||30.0||25.0|
|INCD2004||v.1||Implementing and Monitoring Indigenous Projects||60.0||50.0|
|INCD2006||v.1||Evaluating Indigenous Projects||30.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|INCD3000||v.1||Research Planning Processes for Indigenous Australians||4.0||25.0|
|INCD3001||v.1||Indigenous Australian Community Program Evaluation||30.0||25.0|
|INCD3002||v.1||Facilitating Indigenous Community Education||4.0||25.0|
|INCD3003||v.1||Indigenous Australian Community Development Strategies||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|INCD3005||v.1||Analysing Indigenous Australian Community Programs||30.0||25.0|
|INCD3004||v.1||Research Reporting Processes for Indigenous Australians||30.0||25.0|
|INCD3006||v.1||Teaching Indigenous Australian Community Education||30.0||25.0|
|INCD3007||v.1||Indigenous Australian Community Practice||30.0||25.0|
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