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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject aims to prepare students to work with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by providing them with culturally appropriate skills and frameworks for practice. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of distinctive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to community work and helping processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an ability to articulate the distinctive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to community development and helping processes;
  • demonstrate an ability to work with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • to have a critical appreciation of the skills and frameworks integral to social welfare practice with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2020

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: andWWW - LearnJCUPrinted materials
Assessment: (30% - 50%); (50% - 70%).

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.