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Graduate Listening to Country: First Nations’ Perspectives


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    Curtin Perth
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This unit gives you the opportunity to experience and listen to Country. It is a unique opportunity to develop your intercultural capabilities through an immersive learning experience led by Elders and senior First Nations people in a Western Australian context. You will be taught First Nations’ ways of being, doing and knowing so that whatever your discipline background, you will enrich your understanding of Country, community and self. As this is a PG level, you will be expected to read and explore further the concepts of Indigenous Standpoint and cultural safety while learning On Country.

What you'll learn

  • interpret Indigenous knowledges and protocols to apply culturally safe practices in their discipline/profession
  • create guidelines relevant to their discipline / profession that integrate knowledge learnt On-Country and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • analyse the importance of the Indigenous Standpoint within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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  • Curtin course code: INDS5010
  • Last updated on: 28/09/2022