The Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advocacy degree provides an opportunity for students to engage with theoretical concepts and practices based on Indigenous knowledge systems. The core units and the course specialisations are designed to privilege and advance the exploration and practical application of knowledges from the rich cultural traditions and contemporary social experiences of Indigenous peoples. The course of study promotes the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those who work with them, to provide accountable leadership, advocate for and empower people and communities in their aspirations for cultural maintenance and reclamation, and for effective participation in contemporary Australian social, cultural and economic life.
With a focus on ensuring graduates demonstrate an ability to apply what they learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner, students have the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge and skills in three core areas of significant importance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: social policy, land and sea management and/or community advocacy. These specialised fields of study are tailored to prepare students for professional and/or further study or research that can contribute to, and further develop, effective and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the broader Australian community.
The course is offered through a range of flexible, multi-modal delivery options that will include workshops, Learnline, face-to-face and external.
Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.
English Language Requirements
All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.
Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.
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