Version Effective: 1st of August, 2023
Version Effective: 1st of August, 2023

PDC115414 - A Guide to First Nations Community Engagement at CQUniversity

Course Details

Course Summary

This online, micro-credential provides participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance their engagement practices when working with First Nations communities and their representatives. The micro-credential can be undertaken from an individual, organisational unit and/or industry level perspective to enable participants to reflect on their partnerships with First Nations communities and promote effective organisational cultural capability and inclusive workplace cultures. Participants will learn the First Nations Community Engagement Framework to ensure First Nations Peoples remain at the centre of community engagement activities. Participants will also learn how to apply the First Nations Community Engagement Scale to community-based projects. Case studies are provided as examples of good practice and highlight the activities that help to inform effective community engagement to connect and create ideas for positive outcomes. 

This micro-credential is also awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this micro-credential. It is a recommended micro-credential as professional development for CQUniversity staff and partners. The enrolment key to access this micro-credential can be found on the Office of Indigenous Engagement StaffNet page. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Full Fee No data available.
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

The enrolment key to access this micro-credential can be found on the Office of Indigenous Engagement StaffNet page.

For Industry partners wishing to access this micro-credential please contact The Office of Indigenous Engagement.

You will need to establish an account on the Learning Management Site: Be Different in order to use the Enrolment Key. 

Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Humanities
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Science and Environment
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Business Services
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Public Sector
  • Tourism

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.


6 hours of online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the elements of the First Nations Community Engagement Framework to ensure First Nations communities remain at the centre of industries' First Nations community engagement activities.
  2. Outline the steps required to apply the First Nations Community Engagement Scale to community-based projects.
  3. Reflect on your organisation's First Nations community engagement approaches.


Online Quiz

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