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WS2121 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The aim of this subject is to prepare Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to work respectfully alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by providing students with culturally appropriate skills and theoretical frameworks. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of the unique, complex, historical and contemporary relationships between social work and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including social structures, systems, inequities and injustices, and how to apply professional knowledge and skills to address injustices.

Learning Outcomes

  • draw on key texts related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander historical and contemporary experiences to demonstrate understanding of how own history influences identity and relationships;
  • demonstrate a critical appreciation of historical and contemporary relationships between social work and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • distinguish the differences between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and peoples;
  • examine and integrate subject learning and critical awareness of self in professional practice with and alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Subject Assessment

  • autobiographical journal (50%)
  • reflective practice statement (50%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
WS1006 have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level OR (admitted to course code 103804 and allow concurrent enrolment in WS5516)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2020

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 22-Apr-2020 to 24-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 3 Day on Campus Workshop. 22nd,23rd 24th April 2020
  • 13 hours - Online Engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching 01-Oct-2020 to 03-Oct-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 3 days on campus workshop 1st,2nd,3rd October 2020
  • 13 hours - Online Engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Lecturers: Dr Vinnitta Mosby, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.