Courses & Units

Contemporary Indigenous Australia HAB102

Hobart, Launceston



Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience across Australia from the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and education issues. All issues are examined within the context of Indigenous self-determination. The unit highlights both Aboriginal disadvantage and Aboriginal achievement.


Unit name Contemporary Indigenous Australia
Unit code HAB102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Teaching staff

Dr C Pybus (Coordinator)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,615.00 090311

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Teaching Pattern

H on-campus, 2 x 50 minute weekly lectures, plus 1 weekly face to face tutorial.

L on-campus, 2 x 50 minute weekly lectures accessed via MyLo mymedia, plus 1 weekly face to face tutorial.

Off-campus, 2 x 50 minute weekly lectures accessed via MyLo mymedia, plus online tutorial discussions.


On/Off Campus:
Short written assignment totalling 750 words (20%), 1,750 essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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