IND715 - Research and Communication for Country


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: CBD*, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) no longer offered 2020 - reoffered 2021

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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.

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