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SLE798 - Research and Communication for Country

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Suzanne Nunn





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Community Based Delivery (CBD): Students are required to attend 2 x 1 week intensive classes, seminars and fieldtrips per trimester at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).


Enrolment in this unit is handled by the Institute of Koorie Education.


Following a lead, investigating a story, finding new information and reporting on findings is a vital skill for working in environmental land management.   The art of writing and communicating for varied audiences are skills that can accomplish a number of things such as contributing to new information, articulating knowledge and improving communication. The use of oral histories, photographs, newspaper clippings, reports and published materials can all contribute to enriching our understanding of Country and people’s connection to it. This unit provides the space for students to focus on advancing their writing and communicating skills in a way that is relevant to their professional needs.


The unit begins by discussing the importance and contribution that research by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians can make, to the needs of managing both cultural heritage and Country.   It includes a discussion on the protocols required to engage in research, and how different approaches can be used to communicate to a variety of audiences. By the end of the unit you will have acquired advanced research strategies, critical writing techniques and developed a plan for writing a chapter to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait perspectives on caring for Country.


Report 25%, review of resources report 25%, exploratory research paper 30%, abstract summary 20%

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