Courses & Units

Indigenous Community Development HAB307

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit considers the challenges facing Australia's Aboriginal peoples as they strive for economic viability. It analyses past approaches, current trends and the theories underpinning community development. International experience in community development and how it informs and influences Australian policy will be covered. The unit examines the strengths and weaknesses of Community Development frameworks in the context of the diverse circumstances experienced by Indigenous peoples. It also offers students a valuable insight into the cross-cultural interface between policy implementers, private enterprise and Indigenous communities and individuals. Recommended for students whose career may touch on any aspect of Indigenous issues.


Unit name Indigenous Community Development
Unit code HAB307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Wendy Aitken

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 1hr Lecture 1.5hr Workshop weekly;

Off Campus: online


Online test and 1000-word written review (25%), 2500-word essay (35%), 2-hour exam (40%)

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