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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • 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

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 06-Apr-2021 to 08-Apr-2021
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, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 26-Sep-2021 to 28-Sep-2021
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

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (6 - 8 April 2021)
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.