Indigenous Study Tour (Western Australia)

Location: The Kimberley, North Western Australia
Dates: July 2018 (dates to be finalised)
Duration: Approximately two weeks
Eligible students: Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Faculty of Business and Law, who have completed some business units. Preference will be given to students who have completed the first unit of Marketing.
Unit code: INB30024 / INB70013
Cost: $2750 (approximately)
Applications: Register your interest

Overview

Work alongside Aboriginal people to support the development of local business ideas to create business plans the community can put into action.

Learn from elders and experience Aboriginal culture and customs. Visit cultural heritage sites, including Geike Gorge, Mimbi Caves, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge and meet local community members. Spend one and a half days in Broome to visit Cable Beach and the famous Willie Creek pearl farm.

You will be introduced to Indigenous enterprises with the aim to work on business solutions that support the economic and business development of Indigenous Australian communities.

If you participate in this tour you will be credited 12.5 points towards your degree. This tour can be taken as an elective unit. For undergraduate students, the tour can be taken as an elective or replacement for the second capstone unit.

There are limited places. If you are interested in applying your business knowledge and working alongside Indigenous Australians, then this study tour is for you.

Payment

This tour is partially subsidised by a local Aboriginal corporation, which keeps costs to a minimum.

Payment includes:

  • return flights
  • accommodation
  • transportation
  • tours to cultural heritage sites
  • visiting several remote communities.

Payment does not include:

  • meals
  • travel insurance
  • transfers to and from Melbourne Airport.

Contact

Dr Rowan Bedggood
Convenor and Study Tour Guide
T: 03 9214 5869
E: rbedggood@swin.edu.au