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Indigenous Policy Analysis (SOCI90018)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSOCI90018
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject covers the five eras of Indigenous policy and introduces a set of strategies for analysing and evaluating government policy in a range of fields. Applicable in all policy areas, analysis and evaluation skills are often required in government agencies, industry and community organisations in order to identify the impact of policy and provide direction on opportunity for change.

Indigenous affairs is frequently associated with narratives of failure. This subject provides the opportunity to understand the cause of those narratives and work within strengths-based approaches to analyse and evaluate of key policies in Indigenous affairs.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should:

  • Demonstrate a sociological understanding of the stages of Indigenous policy and identify key moments of policy change in Australian Indigenous Affairs;
  • Appraise a diverse range of policy analysis and evaluation frameworks;
  • Practice strategies to prioritise Indigenous perspectives in policy-making and evaluation;
  • Communicate complex issues and analysis using writing appropriate for government and business.

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking and analysis skills appropriate for Indigenous issues
  • Communication skills relevant to government and business
  • Capacity to apply analytic frameworks in a professional practice context
  • Research skills, based on an appreciate of Indigenous perspectives

Last updated: 9 August 2019