INDG11006 - Foundations of Indigenous Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The Foundations of Indigenous learning unit aims to facilitate an Indigenous Australian perspective to assist students in work and community contexts. Through an exploration of the cultures, history and lifestyles of Australia's Indigenous peoples prior to European invasion through to the present time, students will gain an awareness and understanding of the diversity of cultural identity and lived experiences for Indigenous Australians today. As a result, students will develop an appreciation of the related social, cultural and educational contexts.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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

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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.

Source: Have Your Say
Assessment items to be returned more quickly.
A new full-time UC will be in place for 2018 and will ensure that student assessment will be returned in a timely manner.
Action Taken
A new UC was appointed but the marking was allocated to a casual marker without discipline qualifications. The time allocated to the marker was all used up after marking assessment 1. This caused the marker significant distress as she did not have time allocated to engage with the content. Marking was extremely difficult for her due to lack of payment to engage in the unit content. this problem is easily resolved by paying the marker to engage with the unit content. This would be approximately 7 hours per week.
Source: Moodle
Unclear and too many assignment questions
The unit questions will be changed and the assessments be reduced from 3 to 2.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Show an awareness of aspects of Indigenous cultures and lifestyles.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how the past may influence the lived experience of Indigenous peoples in contemporary Australian society.
  3. Critically reflect on the representation of Indigenous Australians today.
  4. Appreciate the diversity of Indigenous identity and culture.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment