This course is designed to enable PSTs to examine issues of inclusivity, disadvantage and social justice within the Australian cultural and educational landscape. PSTs will begin with an examination of the purposes of education and the role of schools. They will critically explore notions of democracy and schooling, social justice, social and cultural values, and care. PSTs will develop their understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and will engage in conferences focused on building respect, relationships and reconciliation. They will develop broad knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages and consider the connections to curriculum and pedagogy. Throughout the course PSTs will use protocols for fostering inclusivity, respect and democratic decision-making.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link.
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount