Riawunna’s murina Program is a pathway program designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain skills to commence an associate or undergraduate degree. It strengthens communication and vocation skills, whist providing a tailored approach to assist students in reaching their goals. The Program offers units covering culture, history, storytelling, creative arts and academic study skills via class activities and On Country trips, all within a Tasmanian Aboriginal framework. The Murina Program is offered on the Sandy Bay, Newnham and Cradle Coast campuses.
Units available in 2021
RWA010 tunapri milaythina 1
This unit focuses on the life, history and culture of Tasmanian Aboriginal people from invasion to the 1950's. In this context students will explore and examine the knowledge of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, place, policies and politics through a range of 'in-class' and 'on-country' learning experiences.
RWA030 University Preparation 1
This unit prepares students for University studies by familiarising them with the services and supports that will assist their student journey. It introduces research, writing and study skills all within a Tasmanian Aboriginal context.
RWA148 kani Gathering
In this unit students will research and gather Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'kani' (stories) within the Arts across Tasmania and beyond, to examine the style, messages and importance of preserving stories in a range of 'in class' and 'on country' learning experiences.
RWA020 tunapri milaythina 2
This unit focuses on the life, history and culture of Tasmanian Aboriginal people from the 1950's to contemporary times within a national context to understand the movements that have influenced Aboriginal advancement and resilience against assimilation. Students will explore and examine the knowledge of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, place, policies and politics through a range of 'in-class' and 'on-country' learning experiences.
RWA034 University Preparation 2
This unit extends upon the knowledge and skills developed in the RWA030 University Preparation 1 unit. It aims to advance skills in writing, research, critical thinking, communication and Information Technology to prepare students for further University studies to help them achieve success. The unit will incorporate Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural content and perspectives to provide an engaging learning experience.
RWA149 kani Sharing
In this unit students will develop their own kani (story) using any creative story-telling medium and apply the elements of research and preparation to share and create their stories. Students will collate their kani and weave together a murina community story to express a theme or message to give voice and agency.
What do I enrol in?
You can choose any of the 6 murina units depending upon your specific study goals or study full-time or part-time.
How do I enrol?
Contact Riawunna administration for further information about enrolling:
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Sandy Bay Campus
Social Sciences Building, Level 3
Cradle Coast Campus
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For course specific information, contact our Associate Lecturer
'kani' in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, means 'to talk'.
'tunapri' in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, means 'to know' and 'milaythina' means 'country'.
'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.