Diploma of Applied Aboriginal Studies
What is this course?
This program is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who seek to work in the space of cultural awareness. It aims to enhance and complement skills and knowledge in order for graduates to work more effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait people, their organisations and communities.
Who is this course suited to?
This course is suitable for those who want to develop skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively in identified positions. These include, but are not limited to field workers, liaison officers, consultants, advocates, negotiators and educators.
As a nationally recognised diploma, the course can also be used as a platform for undertaking further study.
Completing this course can open employment opportunities in:
- Aboriginal community organisations
- Training others in cultural competence
- Aboriginal cultural and tourism events
This training is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over 18 years of age.
Tranby receives funding from the Federal Government to support Indigenous non-NSW residents and from the NSW Government to support Indigenous NSW residents. This means that you do not need to pay tuition fees. The availability of ABSTUDY support is based on individual circumstances.
Tranby’s student support team is here for you on your learning journey. The team includes your trainer for academic support, dedicated IT support and Student Services for general assistance. You can also book time with one of Tranby’s Elders is Residence for cultural support and connection.
The course is divided into five consecutive study blocks with their associated assessments such as virtual meetings, case studies, written reports and short answer questions. Each study block runs for approximately two months and is followed by a study break of about two weeks. The entire course runs over a one-year duration.
Students can work through the study blocks at their own pace but must submit their assessments by the due dates. The study load is typically 20-25 hours per week during study blocks.
Once we receive your Expression of Interest, we will contact you before the next course begins.
You will need access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone. If you do not have access to a suitable device, please let us know as we may be able to help.
If using a computer, you will need internet access, a PDF reader and software to view videos. Tranby will provide access to Microsoft Office 365 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Outlook) as well as an individual Tranby student email address.
If using a tablet or mobile phone, you will need internet or mobile phone access and you will need to download and install apps including a PDF reader, a video viewer and Microsoft Office 365, if you do not already have them.
Historical perspectives and identity
Invasion – Colonial policies and survival
Connection to country
Self-determination and the legal system
Units of Competency
NAT11026002 Analyse concepts of identity
NAT11026005 Investigate family histories
NAT11026009 Evaluate disadvantage in colonised Indigenous nations
NAT11026001 Analyse the impact of invasion and genocide
NAT11026003 Analyse protection and assimilation policies and practices
NAT11026004 Interpret kinship and belonging to the land
NAT11026007 Review the influence of legal systems on Aboriginal peoples self-determination
NAT11026008 Support Aboriginal peoples self-determination and social justice
NAT11026006 Contribute to maintenance of Aboriginal peoples cultural identity