ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS STUDIES

A specialized course under Humanities , Social Science and Education

About the Course – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies plays a huge role in strengthening an organization’s cultural capability. This course is very informative regarding the vast history and cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal Studies provides a vast understanding of the continent’s social, cultural and political heritage. The motive of the course is to encourage people to understand their own cultural perspectives so that effective interactions with people of (other) diverse backgrounds is maintained.

 This course deals with a detailed exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues. It works as a means of enhancing cultural understanding; gaining a deeper sense of self-awareness and critical reflection. Participants are encouraged to undertake further study and activities, additional reading, and other resources are embedded throughout the course. One of the major objectives of this program is to examine the political, social, economic, cultural and historical context of Aboriginality and Aboriginal peoples in colonial and contemporary Australian society. It also encourages and supports research projects that are relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples and communities.

Career Prospect

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Workers assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their education, provide feedback to parents or guardians and teachers about students’ progress and liaise with educational bodies, government agencies and committees. You can also work as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker without formal qualifications. However, having them would be useful for you. Training is available through the VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care might be helpful.

Career Opportunity

After graduating in this program, you work as:

  • Aboriginal Arts Practitioner or Administrator
  • Aboriginal Language Educator
  • Government Policy Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Aboriginal Sites Officer
  • Aboriginal Education Worker Coordinator
  • Aboriginal Home-School Liaison Officer
  • Advocacy and counseling
  • Historian
  • Politics and public policymaking
  • Researcher
  • Journalism and publishing

Course Available by Providers

The courses are generally provided at Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor, Pathways,

Honors

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