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.
Units available in 2021
Semester 1 Core Units
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 and impacts of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, place and politics through a range of 'in-class' and 'On Country' learning experiences.
RWA148 kani Gathering
In this unit students will research and gather Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories across Tasmania and beyond, to examine the style, messages and importance of gathering and preserving stories in a range of 'in class' and 'On Country' learning experiences.
Semester 2 Core Units
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 and impacts of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, place and politics through a range of 'in-class' and 'On Country' learning experiences.
RWA149 kani Sharing
In this unit students will apply storytelling elements to plan, create and share a story using any creative media to express Aboriginal themes and knowledges to give voice and agency.
Semester 1 and 2 availabilities
Students can also enrol in the following University Preparation Program (UPP) units as electives alongside Murina core units in semester 1 or 2. These units will strengthen study skills and strengthen the transition to further studies. See https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/university-college/courses/e0d-university-preparation-program for further details about these units.
UPP010 Learning at University
UPP014 Writing in Practice
UPP015 Numeracy and Data in Practice
UPP016 UPP Project A
UPP017 Communication Skills in Practice
UPP018 UPP Project B
Enquiries or Expression of Interest
Please submit an Enquiry or Expression of Interest Form if you would like to find out more about the Murina Program.
Please follow this link: https://www.utas.edu.au/riawunna/murina-preparation-pathway/murina-expression-of-interest
If you wish to apply to the Murina Program, please go to the 'How do I Enrol' link below to begin an application.
What do I Enrol in?
Please discuss with a Riawunna staff member the best study pathway for you.
How do I Enrol?
Please follow this link if you would like to enrol: W0D Murina (Aboriginal Enabling) Program - Courses & Units - University of Tasmania, Australia (utas.edu.au) Riawunna will be in contact to discuss your eligibility and suitability for the program upon receiving your application.
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 Murina Course Coordinator:
'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.