Charles Darwin University
The Associate Degree of Applied Social Science explores the connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western culture. These specialised fields of study prepare you for professional and/or further study or research that can contribute to, and further develop, effective and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the broader Australian community. You focus on the theoretical concepts and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional owners promoting accountable leadership, advocacy and empowerment for people and communities to help them reach their goals for effective participation in modern Australian social, cultural and economic life. Key areas you will focus on include: Indigenous social policy, Indigenous resource management and Indigenous community action. You will demonstrate an ability to work within broader society as an active and cultural agent of change, applying what you learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner. Career opportunities Graduating from this course may lead to various career opportunities in government, non-government organisations (NGOs), private companies and community groups in roles such as administration, community advisor, mediator, project manager, consultant or researcher.
|Institution Name||Charles Darwin University|
|Campus Location||Batchelor, Casuarina Campus, Online|
|Course Duration||2 year/s Full-time 4 year/s Part-time|
|Course University||Charles Darwin University|
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an Australian public university with about 22,083 students as of 2011. It was established in 2003 after the merger of Northern Territory University (NTU) of Darwin with the Menzies School of Health Research and Centralian College of Alice Springs, and it was named after Charles Darwin, the celebrated English naturalist.
It is a member of the group of seven Innovative Research Universities in Australia. CDU has campuses in the Darwin suburb of Casuarina, the city of Palmerston, and the towns of Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, with smaller training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Yulara. A new waterfront campus opened in 2015 in the Darwin CBD which contains the business school.