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tunapri milaythina 2 RWA020


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 to today.

Students will learn about the impacts of policies, politics and land-rights whilst valuing the knowledges and life experiences that the students bring to the unit whilst providing yarning opportunities to share these perspectives. Students will develop their writing, research and critical thinking skills through a range of assessments in the classroom and “On Country” whilst examining how ‘Connection to Country’ and cultural practise has changed over time and its role in Aboriginal advancement and self-empowerment.

Students will also gain insight into the contributions of significant Tasmanian and National Aboriginal leaders and their impacts as students navigate the intersection of Aboriginal and Western Knowledge systems to develop their own voice and agency, whilst building confidence and resilience to buffer against assimilation .


Unit name tunapri milaythina 2
Unit code RWA020
Credit points 25
College/School Academic Division
Student Life and Enrichment
Discipline Aboriginal Leadership
Coordinator Ms Jodi Haines
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate how political events from the 1950’s to contemporary times have influenced Aboriginal self-determination in Tasmania and beyond.
  • Examine the contribution and influence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders in Aboriginal advancement from the 1950’s to contemporary times.
  • Demonstrate how connection to Country is expressed through Aboriginal self-determination, political activism and contemporary cultural practises.
  • Demonstrate academic rigor by applying academic study skills through essay writing, research, referencing and presentations.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$3,785.00 $1,776.00 not applicable $3,838.00

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AssessmentAT4: Review Quiz (20%)|AT3: Relective yarn (30%)|AT1: Political Event Paper (25%)|AT2: Game Changer Paper (25%)
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