The Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Professional Practices) provides you the opportunity to learn in a culturally appropriate environment about Indigenous mental health and community development.
This course aims to empower you to become a role model for positive change in Indigenous health and communities. You will learn how to achieve this through the application of Indigenous knowledge, mental healthcare, community development concepts and practice, and project development, implementation and evaluation.
This course allows you to choose between two majors: Indigenous Community Management and Development; and Indigenous Mental Health Principles and Practice.
What jobs can the Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Professional Practices) lead to?
- Health promotion officer.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
- Health Promotion Officer
What you'll learn
- apply, demonstrate and compile academic knowledge and principles in a variety of contexts to promote self-directed and independent learning
- think critically and creatively to generate solutions in an academic environment; apply logical processes in problem solving
- access, evaluate, synthesise information from multiple sources in order to make valid judgements
- communicate effectively with consideration of audience and purpose, demonstrating respect for others and cultural awareness
- use technology appropriately to develop research skills, access resources and to communicate effectively to a wide community
- be self-motivated and take responsibility for one's own learning; develop life-long learning skills to source new and relevant information
- consider global and cultural issues from a variety of perspectives
- demonstrate respect for cultural diversity within Indigenous Australia, the wider community and University environment; respect and promote cultural diversity
- work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently; develop a positive sense of Indigenous identity to empower others in the wider community