Version Effective: 10th of April, 2023
Version Effective: 10th of April, 2023

PDC116033 - First Nations Community Engagement Toolkit

Course Details

Course Summary

This online, micro-credential toolkit provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to enhance their engagement practices when working with First Nations communities and their representatives. The micro-credential and toolkit can be applied 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 principles-based approach to apply the First Nations Community Engagement Framework to ensure First Nations Peoples remain at the centre of industry engagement activities. Participants will understand how to apply the First Nations Community Engagement Scale to community-based projects. The micro-credential also includes a comprehensive Toolkit of resources based on frameworks from the First Nations Community Engagement: Industry Guide Phase I to use in assessing their First Nations community engagement approaches and ensure engagement is mutually beneficial and respectful. Case studies are provided as examples of good practice and highlight the activities that help to inform effective First Nations 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, however it is designed for those working in management and executive level positions within organisations to assess their current First Nations community engagement approaches and ensure engagement is mutually beneficial and respectful.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Education and Humanities
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Science and Environment
  • 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

This micro-credential provides a comprehensive Toolkit of resources based on frameworks from the First Nations Community Engagement: Industry Guide Phase I for Industry to use to assess their current First Nations community engagement approaches and ensure engagement is mutually beneficial and respectful.

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.

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4 hours online self-paced learning.

20 hours of reflective activities, case studies and Toolkit exercises to use within your organisation. 

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

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the principles based approach 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 use the framework toolkit to learn how to engage in mutually respectful ways with First Nations communities
  4. Reflect on your organisation's First Nations community engagement approaches.


Online Quiz

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