Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management provide specialist skills for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students involved in the areas of land management facilitation, caring for country, environmental management, waste and water management, cultural heritage interpretation and protection, sustainability, project management and education. A key focus of the course is the exploration and convergence of Western Knowledge Systems and the application of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Systems that are currently building a more collaborative approach to the protection of both natural and cultural environments in Australia.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*

Note: This course is available through the Institute of Koorie Education. Students undertake intensive blocks of study under community based delivery. Please refer to the Institute of Koorie Education website.

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management

Year

2017 course information

Deakin code

A660

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Entry requirements

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Articulate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge and its underlying custodial ethic in the context of contemporary natural and cultural resource management.
  • Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and use the principles of project planning, management and implementation to contribute, realise and protect cultural heritage and the environment.
  • Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and Western knowledge to inform contemporary environmental management practices.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge of cultural perspectives to communicate with a variety of audiences and engage in a community-based approach to contribute to and influence Western government policy designs and managerial practice.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Apply knowledge of relevant technical tools and methodologies to locate, collect, analyse, interpret and synthesise complex information regarding natural and cultural landscapes.
  • Transform information and experiences into a narrative and use digital technologies to demonstrate the ability to record and document experiences and cultural practice.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Critically analyse contemporary natural and cultural resource management governance frameworks and evaluate practices in order to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander perspectives to mitigate negative outcomes for natural and cultural heritage and resource environments.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Facilitate dialogue, consult with community Elders, government and non-government agencies and research institutions to identify possible approaches to managing natural and cultural resources.
  •  Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and natural and cultural resource management frameworks to create realistic solutions to authentic real world projects and programs.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate projects and work independently and collaboratively to plan, manage, respond to and realise the management of natural and cultural resources.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Critically reflect on the needs of the community and develop processes in order to work as a team in a sensitive manner to coordinate, facilitate and manage natural and cultural resources.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Observe appropriate protocols when discussing and facilitating management of Country in a consultative, ethical and sensitive manner for scholarship or professional practice.

Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Faculty contact information

Faculty of Arts and Education

Institute of Koorie Education

Suzanne Nunn - Course Director

Tel: 03 5227 1459
suzanne.nunn@deakin.edu.au

Scholarship options

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Offered campuses

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, boasting expansive landscaped grounds.


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