Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advocacy (BATSIA)
The Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advocacy degree provides an opportunity for students to engage intellectually and in hands-on ways with concepts and practices based on Indigenous knowledge systems. The core units and the course specializations are designed to privilege and advance the exploration and practical application of knowledge from the rich cultural traditions and contemporary social experiences of Indigenous peoples. The course of study promotes the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those who work with them, to provide accountable leadership, advocate for and empower people and communities in their aspirations for cultural maintenance and reclamation, and for effective participation in contemporary Australian social, cultural and economic life.
With a focus upon ensuring graduates demonstrate an ability to apply what they learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner, students have the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge and skills in three core areas of significant importance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: social policy, land and sea management and/or community advocacy. These specialized fields of study are tailored to prepare students for professional work and/or further study or research that can contribute to, and further develop, the effective and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the broader Australian community.
The course has a range of flexible, multi-modal delivery options that include workshops, Learning, face-to-face and external.
The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission to Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students.
English Language Requirements for International Students
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