Not currently offered

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

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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