This unit illustrates how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people lead and advocate for culturally safe disability services. You will explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's leadership, service delivery models and experiences of disability. You will learn how to advocate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and integrate decolonising principles in professional contexts. Although the focus is on disability, the multidisciplinary nature of disability and therefore this unit will be relevant for many industries, like health, law and housing. Decolonising practices is a relatively new and innovative concept. Among many things, it involves critically reflecting on the Australian history, to better understand yourself and your profession. It will also prepare you to respond more effectively and creatively to imbalanced social relations and social inequities.
weekly 1-hour lectures, 2-hour tutorials and/or on-line learning activities.
1. Critical reflection assessment (20% self-assessed and 40% teacher-assessed). 2. multimedia assessment (40%)
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Before commencing this unit of study, students will need to complete the following NCCC cultural competency modules: Module 4: Know your world. See my world. and Module 5: Racism it runs deep. If you have not completed these modules, then please contact the unit coordinator, who will provide you with details how to access the modules. Each module takes between 30 minutes and 60 minutes to complete.