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Bachelor of Applied Social Science

2019

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Batchelor
144091
Casuarina Campus
104311
Online
104311
Location
Cricos Codes
Batchelor
093304C
Casuarina Campus
093304C
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2

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

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WASS01

Award
Bachelor 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

This specialised course explores the connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western culture.

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

You will demonstrate an ability to work within broader society as active and culturally capable agents of change and apply what you learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to 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.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

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; or
(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.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

International applications

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

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2018.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2018) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    N/A .0
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    N/A .0
    International students <5 N/P
    All students 7 100.0

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

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

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

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 240 credit points of study drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences choosing a major from one of three key fields of study:

  • Indigenous Social Policy,
  • Indigenous Resource Management, and
  • Indigenous Community Action.

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. A minor field of study in Indigenous languages and culture, Indigenous Health, Indigenous pedagogies or Indigenous research methodologies provides the opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge base.

The course is offered through a range of flexible, multi-modal delivery options that include workshops, face-to-face classes and external study through Learnline.

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 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
And 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
(6 units)
60cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.

IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture (recoded from ATI120 2016)
IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts (recoded from ATI130, new title from 2016)
IND150 Colonising Australia (recoded from ATI150 2016)
IND200 Cultural Capabilities
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity (recoded from ATI100 2016)
IND300 Safe Spaces
 

Specialist Electives A
(7 units)
70cp

Units totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the three lists of available units detailed below.

Indigenous Social Policy
ATI110 Indigenous Policymaking

PLUS SIX UNITS FROM THE BELOW
Note: A minimum of 30cp must be selected from 300-level units
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)(no longer available)
ATI300 Work Placement x 2 (repeatable) (not offered 2018) (no longer available)
ATI310 Indigenous People and Social Justice (new title from 2016)
ATI311 Race and Policy
CIK305 Cultural Transactions: Communication and Negotiation
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project x 2 (repeatable)

Indigenous Resource Management
ATI140 Indigenous Land and Resources

PLUS SIX UNITS FROM THE BELOW
Note: A minimum of 30cp must be selected from 300-level units
ATI160 Cultural Site Management
ATI200 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
ATI221 Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management
CIK210 Indigenous Knowledges: Representing and Recording Country
CIK230 Indigenous Engagements: Land and Water x 2 (repeatable)
CIK240 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment
ATI300 Work Placement x 2 (repeatable) (not offered 2018) (no longer available)
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 Knowledge Project x 2 (repeatable)

Indigenous Community Action
ATI230 Resourcing Community Action

PLUS SIX UNITS FROM THE BELOW
Note: A minimum of 30cp must be selected from 300-level units
ATI200 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
ATI231 Advocacy and Social Action
ATI300 Work Placement x 2 (repeatable) (not offered 2017, 2018) (no longer available)
ATI330 Indigenous Networking and Collaboration
ATI331 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work
CIK305 Cultural Transactions: Communication and Negotiation
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project x 2 (repeatable)
 

Specialist Electives B
(4 units)
40cp

Units totalling 40 credit points selected from one of the lists of available units detailed below.

Indigenous Languages and Cultures
Yolngu Languages and Culture
CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature
CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation
CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2
INL390 Indigenous Language Project x 2 (repeatable)

Arrernte Languages and Cultures
CAL210 Learning a Central Australian Language 1
CAL211 Learning a Central Australian Language 2
CAL305 Central Australian Languages - Texts and Narrative
INL390 Indigenous Language Project x 2 (repeatable)

Indigenous Research Methodologies
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018)
INR200 Research with Indigenous People
INR300 Indigenous Research Ethics and& Methodologies (available from 2018)
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project x 2 (repeatable)

Indigenous Pedagogies
ECM218 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Indigenous Knowledge Systems (new title 2018)
ECM219 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Indigenous Knowledge Systems
(new title 2018)
EST202 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Literacies
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project x 2 (repeatable)

Indigenous Health
HSC101 Australian Health Care Systems
HSC111 Ethics in Health Care
HSC201 Health Promotion
HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives
HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
HSC205 Health Care Policy
HSC301 Primary Healthcare Planning and Evaluation
HSC318 Remote Health
CIK305 Cultural Transactions: Communication and Negotiation
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project x 2 (repeatable)

Indigenous Creative Expression
CIW100 Foundations of Creative Writing
CIW210 Short Story Writing
CIW220 Personal Narratives
CIW230 Writing Poetry
CIW240 Writing for Stage
CIW250 Writing for Short Film
CIW260 Critical Indigenous Writing
CIW270 Writing Project x 2 (repeatable)

Indigenous Linguistics
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1
INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2
INL130 Language in Society
LMA210 Languages in Contact
INL220 Resource Production and Use
LMA220 Language Acquisition
INL221 Indigenous Language Maintenance and Revitalisation
INL300 Linguistics Applications in Indigenous Language Analysis
LMA310 Community Language Planning
LGA320 Dictionary Making
INL360 Language Centre Management (available from 2018)

Indigenous Community Action
If not chosen as Specialist A, select four units from Specialist A.

Indigenous Resource Management
If not chosen as Specialist A, select four units from Specialist A.

Indigenous Social Policy
If not chosen as Specialist A, select four units from Specialist A.

Electives
(5 units)
50cp
Select units totalling 50 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
 
240
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

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

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Students who have completed ATI100 should not complete IND230.
Students who have completed ATI120 should not complete IND120.
Students who have completed ATI130 should not complete IND130.
Students who have completed ATI150 should not complete IND150.
Students who have completed CAS311 should contact the course coordinator to ensure they are following the course rules when enrolling in either IND390 or INL390.

ATI110 Indigenous Policy Making and ATI140 Indigenous Land and Resources are now Specialist electives. Students who have completed these two units will receive credit towards Specialist electives.

Unit Title Changes

Unit Code Previous Title New Title (2016)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
ATI310 Indigenous People and the Justice System Indigenous People and Social Justice

Unit Code Changes and Replacement Units

CAS311 has been replaced by two different units INL390 and IND390, depending on your specialist stream. Please contact the course coordinator for further advice if you have completed one or more units in CAS311.

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) New Unit Title
ATI100 IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity
ATI120 IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture
ATI130 IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
ATI150 IND150 Colonising Australia
CAS311 INL390 Indigenous Language Project 
CAS311 IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project 

Discontinued Units from 2016: 
 

Unit Code Unit Title
ATI100 Language Maintenance and Identity
ATI120 Understanding Society and Culture
ATI130 Writing Indigenous - Ethics and Protocols
ATI150 Indigenous Knowledges and Experience: History and Colonisation
CAS311 Indigenous Independent Study

 

Study plan

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


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 A SE
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective B SE
Year 2
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective B SE Elective E
Year 3
Specialist elective B SE IND300 Safe Spaces
CO
Elective E Specialist elective A SE
Elective E Specialist elective B 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 A SE
    Specialist elective B SE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture CO Specialist elective A SE
IND150 Colonising Australia CO Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective A SE Elective E
Year 3
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO IND300 Safe Spaces CO
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective B SE
Specialist elective B SE Elective E
Year 4
Specialist elective B SE    
Elective E    
Elective E    
Elective E    

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  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program

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You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

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