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

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
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.
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 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
Contact hours:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
    Assessment: autobiographical journal (50%); reflective practice statement (50%).

    Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Face to face teaching 27-Apr-2019 to 29-Apr-2019 (3 day workshop Saturday 27th April to Monday 29th April 2019 (dates inclusive))
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
    Contact hours:
    • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 3 day on campus workshop Saturday 27th April to Monday 29th April (dates inclusive)
    • 15 hours
      Assessment: autobiographical journal (50%); reflective practice statement (50%).

      Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
      Contact hours:
      • 13 hours lectures
      • 24 hours tutorials
        Assessment: autobiographical journal (50%); reflective practice statement (50%).

        Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
        Census Date 28-Mar-2019
        Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
        Contact hours:
        • 13 hours lectures
        • 24 hours tutorials
          Assessment: autobiographical journal (50%); reflective practice statement (50%).

          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.