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Undergraduate

Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Batchelor
146031
Casuarina Campus
116091
External Studies
116091
Location
Cricos Codes
Batchelor
075069C
Casuarina Campus
075069C
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 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

YATSI1

Award
Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

This course focuses on empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (and those who work with them) to act as advocates for, people and communities to reach their goals for cultural maintenance and equitable participation in modern Australian social, cultural and economic life.

You will engage with concepts and professional practices based on an understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems and explore the theory and knowledge from the rich cultural traditions and modern social experiences of Indigenous peoples in Australia.

The course focuses on ensuring you have the confidence to demonstrate what you learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities, government departments and agencies, or private enterprises that are involved in Indigenous affairs.

Credit transfers & pathways

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, 2017.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2017) 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 wre considered

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

    <5 N/P
    • 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)

    <5 N/P
    International students <5 N/P
    All students <5 N/P

    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 5.

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 80 credit points of study drawn from units offered in the proposed Bachelor of Applied Social Science. Twenty (20) credit points of Common Units and forty (40) credit points of core units provide an orientation and firm basis for developing critical understandings across key areas of study. Twenty (20) credit points of Specialist Elective units allow students to diversify their study and provide an opportunity to focus on specific emerging areas of interest.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 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
(3 units)
30cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below. 

IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture (previously ATI120)
IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts (previously ATI130)
IND150 Colonising Australia (previously ATI150)
 

Specialist Elective
(3 units)
30cp
Units totalling 30 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

ATI110 Indigenous Policymaking
ATI140 Indigenous Land and Resources
ATI160 Cultural Site Management
ATI200 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
ATI210 Indigenous Governance and Leadership
ATI211 Indigenous Policy Principles and Practice
ATI230 Resourcing Community Action
ATI231 Advocacy and Social Action
CIK210 Representing and Recording Country
CIK220 Arctic to Uluru: Comparative Studies in Indigenous Policy (not offered 2017 or 2018)
CIK230 Indigenous Engagement: Land and Water
CIK240 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment
IND200 Cultural Capabilities (available from 2017)
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity (previously ATI100)
 

 
80cp
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
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.

Unit Title Changes

Unit Code Previous Title New Title (2016)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Unit Code Changes

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
ATI150 IND150 Colonising Australia

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

 

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.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist 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 Specialist elective SE

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.

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

SATAC and MyNextCourse applications

There are two methods for applying to this course

The information below will help you recognise which method applies to you.

 

If you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU, you can apply through MyNextCourse:

 

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (excluding TEP 1)
  • Undergraduate degree

If you haven't met one of the pathways above, or if you have never studied at CDU, you will need to apply through SATAC.

 

MyNextCourse

 

SATAC

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