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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertAusIndigSt
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4006
Contact details

Assoc. Prof. John Bradley, CAIS, 9905 4206, john.bradley@arts.monash.edu.au

Notes

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Description

This course is designed for both practitioners already employed with Indigenous communities or who are active in associated or allied work (such as public record offices, libraries, museums and community cooperatives, keeping places, native title, government instrumentalities) and for students who wish to gain further academic knowledge and credentials in the field of Australian Indigenous studies and enable a sensitive response when involved in important decisions about Indigenous knowledge and the maintenance of cultural heritage.

The course not only explores some continuing problems in Indigenous studies but also focusses on change and development. The course addresses issues of local and international importance within the framework for maintenance and control. Various regional, bilateral and international structures for reclamation of cultural heritage are discussed.

Objectives

Students completing this course will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the theory and practice of Australian Indigenous studies
  • knowledge, skills and attributes for self-motivated, independent investigation of Australian Indigenous studies issues
  • knowledge and understanding of Australian Indigenous studies within an international comparative context
  • attributes of team-work and problem-solving within cross cultural contexts
  • the ability to engage with other professionals working in the Australian Indigenous studies system and allied professions
  • knowledge, and understanding of ethical issues relating to Australian Indigenous studies.

Structure

This course consists of two level four 12-point units.

Requirements

Students complete:

  • ATS4680 Theories and research methodologies in Australian Indigenous studies
  • ATS4683 Interrogating race and power in Australian Indigenous studies

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a minimum credit average are eligible to apply for entry into course 4007 Graduate Diploma in Australian Indigenous Studies.

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate in Australian Indigenous Studies