Indigenous Study Tour: Supporting Economic Development

BUS70016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours including Pre and post departure seminars and tour

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


50 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