murina Pathway Program

murina Pathway Program

The murina Program provides students with skills to prepare for further study at university. The Program is structured within an Aboriginal framework, involving in-class activities, field trips and a focus on academic and study skills to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

What will I be studying?

Semester 1

Academic Study Skills - compulsory

This unit aims to prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for entry into undergraduate study by introducing academic study skills. Students are guided to develop the ability to research, write assignments, plan and write essays.

nuritinga palawa 1 – compulsory

This unit focuses on providing students with a range of basic study skills and communication skills within a Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural framework. Topics covered in this unit include ‘Connections to Country’, ‘Land Rights’, ‘Mabo’, ‘Native Title’, Commonalities and Differences between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Cultures’, family and Community and Aboriginal campaigns.

Culture, Country & Connections to Art – elective

This unit focuses on introducing students to some of the concepts and techniques involved in silk painting, lino printing and wire work and focuses on the use of cultural resources, practical exploration and comparative art styles.

Semester 2

Information coming soon.

How do I enrol?

Make an appointment with the Riawunna team to discuss your needs and options. You will be asked to complete an application form after which your application for enrolment will be processed.

What do I enrol in?

Compulsory units

RWA010 nuritinga palawa 1

RWA030 Academic Study Skills

Elective unit

RWA031 Culture, Country and Connections to Art is an elective unit which is optional.

Note: Enrolling in RWA010 and RWA030 and RWA031 is considered full time study.

Contact and location

Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education



Phone: 03 6226 2772 (Hobart)

Phone: 03 6324 3491 (Launceston)

Special note: 'Murina' means path and has been sourced from, A Word-List of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Languages, by N.J.B. Plomley, Launceston, Foot & Playsted Pty Ltd, 1976, p.373.