Indigenous Study Tour: Supporting Economic Development
- One Semester or equivalent
- 150 contact hours including Pre and post departure seminars and tour
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Prerequisites50 credit points
Aims and objectives
This unit provides students with access to remote Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley where, under the guidance of a coach, they will work closely with people from these communities to develop a business idea, or existing business, by providing a business plan. This will involve live problem solving and working with the client. It provides students with an opportunity to apply their business knowledge and skills in a culturally appropriate way. Students will also experience Aboriginal culture and learn about the unique issues and challenges that many Aboriginal people face in developing business acumen.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Clearly articulate complex ideas to a variety of audiences, justifying judgements made using a range of theory and practice that reflect cognisance of the impact of business decisions and key cultural variables
2. Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, by regularly reviewing performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning
3. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team
4. Critically analyse a complex business situation from a range of perspectives and develop strategies for resolving the situation in light of these issues and challenges faced by Aboriginal people in Australia
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
Study Tour Non-Scheduled Learning
Preparatory seminars and participation in briefings pre-departure. Research, presentations and assessment before, during, and after the tour. Approximately 2 of the 6 weeks are on tour
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
- Cultural issues, context and history (including research methods)
- Application of business knowledge to a real-world context that is culturally appropriate
- Responding appropriately to community business ideas
- Team and community dynamics, including tools and approaches to manage them
- Matching of communication needs with stakeholder (client) expectations
- Critical and reflective thinking practices (including research methods)
- Documenting and expressing business recommendations
- Reading materials.
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.