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Associate Degree of Applied Social Science

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Batchelor
145011
Casuarina Campus
115091
External Studies
115091
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
093302E
CDU Course Code

XASS01

Award
Associate Degree of Applied Social Science
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

The Associate Degree of Applied Social Science explores the connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western culture.

These specialised fields of study prepare you for professional and/or further study or research that can contribute to, and further develop, effective and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the broader Australian community.

You focus on the theoretical concepts and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional owners promoting accountable leadership, advocacy and empowerment for people and communities to help them reach their goals for effective participation in modern Australian social, cultural and economic life. Key areas you will focus on include: Indigenous social policy, Indigenous resource management and Indigenous community action.

You will demonstrate an ability to work within broader society as an active and cultural agent of change, applying what you learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to various career opportunities in government, non-government organisations (NGOs), private companies and community groups in roles such as administration, community advisor, mediator, project manager, consultant or researcher.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

    Campus notes

    Batchelor:This course is available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery through the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in Batchelor.

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires the successful completion of 160 credit points of study drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences choosing a sixty (60) credit point Specialist Elective major from one of three key fields of study: Indigenous Social Policy, Indigenous Resource Management, and Indigenous Community Action. Common and Core units provide an orientation and firm foundation for developing understandings across key areas of study and for building graduate attribute skills in cultural competence. Elective units allow students some opportunity to diversify their study and focus on specific areas of interest.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
PLUS EITHER
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016) OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

 

Core Units
(5 units)
50cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below. 

IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture
IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
IND150 Colonising Australia
IND200 Cultural Capabilities
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity
 

Specialist Elective
(6 units)
60cp
Units totalling 60 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

 

Indigenous Social Policy
ATI110 Indigenous Policymaking

PLUS five units from the below:
ATI200 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
ATI210 Indigenous Governance and Leadership
ATI211 Indigenous Policy Principles and Practice
CIK220 Arctic to Uluru: Comparative Studies in Indigenous Policy (not offered 2018)
ATI300* Work Placement (not offered 2018)
ATI310 Indigenous People and Social Justice (new title from 2016)
CIK305 Cultural Transactions: Communication and Negotiation
IND390* Indigenous Knowledges Project

Indigenous Resource Management
ATI140 Indigenous Land and Resources

PLUS five units from the below:
ATI160 Cultural Site Management
ATI200 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
ATI221  Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management
CIK210 Representing and Recording Country
CIK230 Indigenous Engagement: Land and Water x 2 (repeatable)
CIK240 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment
ATI300* Work Placement (not offered 2018)
ATI311 Race and Policy
ATI321 Impact Assessment and Management of Cultural Sites
CIK305 Cultural Transactions: Communication and Negotiation
CIK341 Global Perspectives on Indigenous Land and Sea Management
IND390* Indigenous Knowledges Project

Indigenous Community Action
ATI230 Resourcing Community Action

PLUS five units from the below:
ATI200 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
ATI231 Advocacy and Social Action
ATI300* Work Placement (not offered 2018)
ATI330 Indigenous Networking and Collaboration
ATI331 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work
CIK305 Cultural Transactions: Communication and Negotiation
IND390* Indigenous Knowledges Project
 

Electives
(3 units)
30cp
Select units totalling 30 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
 
160
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Of the total 160 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture CO IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
IND150 Colonising Australia CO Specialist elective SE
Specialist elective SE Elective E
Year 2
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective SE
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective SE
Elective E Elective E

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
    Specialist elective SE
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture CO Specialist elective SE
IND150 Colonising Australia CO Specialist elective SE
Specialist elective SE Elective E
Year 3
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO    
Specialist elective SE    
Specialist elective SE    
Elective E    

 

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