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INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
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General Information


You will deeply consider education and learning in the cultural interface, that is where Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures have met and continue to meet. As you journey through the unit, you develop your awareness on: how rights of Indigenous Australians were disregarded under colonisation; Indigenous peoples’ struggle for justice; and how non-Indigenous colonial systems have resisted ceding control. You reflect critically and ethically on non-Indigenous systems; the need for decolonisation and how to enable the rights of First Nation people, as defined by (UNDRIP- United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). Your learning journey is one of knowledge acquisition and enabling your critical and ethical reflection as you deeply consider colonisation and then decolonisation, including the role of discourse in this space. In this unit you will develop your conceptual thinking to enable the ideas in the unit to foster your future role as an active and socially innovative citizen and professional, capable of decolonisation and so fostering a more just society where First Nation rights, and non-Indigenous awareness and obligations, are brought to the fore.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say student evaluation


More content about culturally appropriately working with First Nations people.


Review unit for the potential to add more cultural safety content regarding working with First Nations people.

Feedback from Have Your Say student evaluation


The unit requires more power point presentations


Review unit for the potential to add more power point presentations.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a respectful understanding of learning, education and colonisation of First Nation Australian peoples in the cultural interface
  2. Analyse and engage in critical ethical reflection to show awareness of how colonisation enables/d non-Indigenous cultural hegemony, including the role of discourse
  3. Critically engage with the concepts of the cultural interface and decolonisation in analysis of First Nation peoples' human rights and non-Indigenous peoples ethical obligations in the context of learning
  4. Critically and ethically engage with the concept of decolonisation in education and learning.


Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 60%
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

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