Murina (Aboriginal Enabling) Program (W0D)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Riawunna’s Murina Program is a pathway designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain the skills and confidence to commence undergraduate studies and pursue other vocational goals.

The Program offers units that explore people, place and politics using narrative approaches and storytelling to advance study skills, all through a Tasmanian Aboriginal lens.

The Riawunna team provides a range of programs to support students to achieve success according to their goals. The Murina Program is offered on the Sandy Bay, Newnham and Cradle Coast campuses through a blended learning approach whilst incorporating 'On Country' experiences to strengthen knowledge and resilience to give voice and agency.

Enquiries or Expression of Interest
Please submit an Enquiry or Expression of Interest here if you would like to find out more about the Murina Program.

For course specific information, contact:

Murina Course CoordinatorAssociate Lecturer

Jodi Haines

+61 3 6226 7882

Jodi.Haines@utas.edu.au

Dean Greeno

+61 3 6324 3259

Dean.Greeno@utas.edu.au

The Murina course aims to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in gaining the necessary skills, confidence and knowledge to succeed at undergraduate study. The Murina Program is embedded in a strong Pakana cultural framework and has a rigorous focus on developing a range of academic, research and study skills.  Students have the opportunity to enrol in University Preparation Program units as electives to strengthen their transition into further studies.

  • 1 Examine Tasmanian Aboriginal history and culture, including national perspectives, from pre contact to contemporary times that encompasses people, place, politics and policy.
  • 2 Prepare students for University success in writing, research, critical thinking, communication and Information Technology to understand the breadth of Riawunna and UTAS supports and pathways to achieve success.
  • 3 Recognise the significance of Aboriginal knowledges and connections through country and culture whilst providing opportunities to express and celebrate Aboriginal self and identity through storytelling, yarning and narrative approaches to give voice and agency.
  • 4 Navigate the intersection of Aboriginal and Western Knowledge systems to achieve personal success and buffer against assimilation.
  • In addition to 'in class sessions', the Program incorporates a variety of stimulating initiatives including:-

    • Guest Aboriginal speakers and community leaders
    • Range of experiential learning opportunities; hands on learning
    • A major compulsory field trip each Semester
    • Various 'in Country' experiences
    • 'Wrap around' support

    Course structure

    The unit explores connections to Country through the sharing of Aboriginal knowledges to facilitate voice and agency. The unit focuses on the life, history and culture of Tasmanian Aboriginal people from invasion to the 1950's and will examine the impact…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The aim of the unit is to further enhance student’s knowledge of Tasmanian Aboriginal history and culture within a National context and how this has influenced the Tasmanian Aboriginal community in their pursuit for self-determination and advancement from the 1950’s…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides underpinning skills, theories, techniques, and strategies to prepare you for university-level study and to understand yourself as a learner. You will be introduced to concepts of self-management and relevant practical skills that can be applied effectively in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces the skills of academic writing by examining broad conventions. In this unit you will learn how to analyse assessment questions, plan and structure essays, build an academic language set, and write for the academic environment. To enable…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit you will focus on the evaluation of quantitative information, in both everyday and academic situations. This unit will introduce you to research methodologies and frameworks to assess the reliability of online data sources. You will learn how…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, you are provided the opportunity to employ skills developed across a range of University Preparation Units to complete a guided research project. Using techniques in research, analysis, problem-solving, reflection, and academic communication, you will investigate a topic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces you to a range of communication skills, strategies, techniques and practices that enable effective communication and participation in the university environment, workplace, and community. Through the completion of various individual and collaborative activities, you will develop and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, you will be provided the opportunity to employ skills developed across a range of University Preparation Units to complete a guided research project. Using techniques in research, analysis, problem-solving, reflection, and academic communication, you will investigate a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    The Murina Course is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 18 years and over and require good basic literacy and computer skills. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.

    Students must make an appointment with the Murina Course Coordinator prior to enrolling in this course.

    Enrolment enquiries:

    Jodi Haines 
    Associate Lecturer, Sandy Bay campus
    Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education
    Ph. 03 6226 7882
    Email: jodi.haines@utas.edu.au

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Additional costs

    There are no tuition fees for this course

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
    Online enquiries

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