The Oorala Aboriginal Centre offer two units which are available to study individually or as part of a degree. Both units are offered at two levels.

OORA100/300 - Aboriginal Resilience and the Arts

This unit is offered at both a 100 and 300 undergraduate level, and focuses on Aboriginal people's successes in overcoming difficult social conditions through a variety of cultural expressions. It unpacks human resilience by focusing on traditional practices of art, ceremony, storytelling and music to demonstrate cultural vitality in areas such as contemporary film, literature, music and the arts. The unit also explores race relations and the challenges Aboriginal people have faced in both the political and social arenas.

Students are provided with an insight into Aboriginal people's responses to colonisation, adaptation of cultural practices, and agency within Aboriginal communities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

OORA200/400 - Working with Aboriginal People

This unit offered at both an undergraduate (OORA200) and postgraduate level (OORA400), examines the history of relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, using the notion of whiteness to understand dispossession, resistance, adaptation and survival of Aboriginal peoples in Australia. Models of community development and cultural awareness enable students to develop strategies to equip them in working with Aboriginal people in a variety of professional practices. Students are challenged to examine and reflect on the self as a conscious personal and professional actor within the dynamic of ethnic interchanges.

OORA100 — Aboriginal Resilience and the Arts
OORA200 — Working with Aboriginal People

OORA200 unit information

This unit is offered as a core unit for the following course:

Bachelor of Nursing (Rule (a) and (d); Rule (b), Rule (c))

Bachelor of Social Work

Master of Nursing Practice

You can also study this unit in these courses:

Prescribed:

Advanced Diploma in Arts (Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Bachelor of Arts component – Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Bachelor of Arts component – Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Bachelor of Arts component – Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Schedule 2 – Contextual Studies in Education; Rural and Remote Education and Indigenous Communities)

Listed:

Bachelor of Audiometry (General Program)

Bachelor of Criminology

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws (Bachelor of Criminology component)

Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching) (English; Language; Mathematics; Science and Technology)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Bachelor of Social Science (Aboriginal Perspectives)

Diploma in Business (Indigenous Organisation Management)

Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing (General Program)

Diploma in Educational Studies

Diploma in Professional Communication

OORA300 - Aboriginal Resilience and the Arts

OORA300 unit information

You can also study this unit in these courses:

Advanced Diploma in Arts (Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Bachelor of Arts component – Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Bachelor of Arts component – Indigenous Studies)

Bachelor of Media and Communications (Media and Culture; Writing and Publishing)

Bachelor of Social Science (Aboriginal Perspectives)

Bachelor of Theatre and Performance

Master of Arts (Theatre and Performance – Rule (a), (b))

OORA400 — Working with Aboriginal People

OORA400 unit information

This unit is offered as a core unit for the following course:

Prescribed:

Master of Arts (Indigenous Studies – Rule (c))

You can also study this unit in these courses:

Graduate Certificate in Arts (Theatre and Performance – Rule (a) and (b))

Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing (General Program)