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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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, theoretical understandings, and frameworks. Students will develop and practice applying appropriate skills for working respectfully and safely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and develop a critical awareness of the unique, complex, historical, and contemporary relationships between social work and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This includes an analysis of social structures, systems, inequities, and injustices, and how to apply professional knowledge and skills to address injustices.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain how historical and contemporary experiences influence identity and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;
  • critically evaluate and apply culturally appropriate skills and knowledge for working respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • differentiate between the histories and cultural practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • critically examine self in professional practice in relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (50%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
WS1006 have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed 12 credit points of level 1 study at tertiary level or admitted to 103804 MSW(PQ) and allow concurrent enrolment in WS5516 or WS5517
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2020

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Face to face teaching 11-Apr-2023 to 13-Apr-2023 (Workshop 11th - 13th April 2023)
Coord/Lect: Dr Vinnitta Mosby.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 21 hours workshops - 3 days x 7 hours
  • 13 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Face to face teaching 11-Apr-2023 to 13-Apr-2023 (Workshop dates 11th to 13th April 2023)
Coordinator: Dr Vinnitta Mosby
Lecturer: Dr Albert Kuruvila.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 21 hours workshops - 3 day x 7 hours.
  • 13 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching 24-Sep-2023 to 26-Sep-2023 (Workshop Dates 24th to 26th September 2023)
Coord/Lect: Dr Vinnitta Mosby.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 21 hours workshops - 3 days x 7 hours.
  • 13 hours online activity
  • 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.