Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides opportunities to explore and discuss challenges and successes relating to Indigenous communities developing and managing their own business. There will be a focus on the history and continuity of Aboriginal community self determination and sovereignties. Students will critically assess case studies relevant to Indigenous community development principles and practices and the role of government legislation and intervention frameworks. Indigenous voices will be privileged across all topics relating to this subject.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesTutorial discussions, in-class oral updates on the project and reflection on government policies past and present.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse, discuss and critique a range of texts in the field of Indigenous development, Australian or international government policies and academic literature.
02. Reflect and critique on the academic literature relating to social policy and practice and the intersection with legislative and community frameworks.
03. Compare and analyse contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples and their cultures' community development aspirations and how these are impacted by colonialism.
04. Apply learnt concepts from lectures, tutorials and readings through assessment tasks.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 50-51, Blended


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 50 - 51
One 1.00 d block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 50 to week 51 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One major essay (2000 words) From a list of topics of provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One minor essay (750 word) From a list of topics of provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One research activity (1500 word equivalent) Report/annotated bibliography and in class presentation

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4