PDC95907 - First Nations Cross Cultural Competency for Students: It Starts With Understanding

Duration 2 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Course codePDC95907

Overview

The micro-credential you are about to be involved in, is designed to promote a better understanding of Australia’s First Nations people, and to offer you an opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the language groups that are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of contemporary Australia.  The knowledge you will take away from your participation will involve you in the reconciliation process that is underway across our nation. The cultural awareness you will gain is a part of the CQUniversity commitment to Indigenous Australians in every community where the University serves. You will learn skills required to have inclusive interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, fellow students and community members.  A big part of this micro-credential is focused on how to engage with First Nations people in the workplace, the classroom and in the broader community in culturally safe and appropriate ways. 

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Career Opportunities

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Structure & Availability

Micro-credential

Duration:

2 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.


  1. Identify the key concepts and meaning of Indigenous Australian culture 
  2. Gain an understanding of the culture and history of the language groups that are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of contemporary Australia
  3. Reflect on the skills required to have inclusive interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, fellow students and community members in the broader community in culturally safe and appropriate ways. 

Assessment

Online Quiz

Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. This micro-credential is designed for CQUniversity Students. Access to this micro-credential requires an Enrolment Key. To apply for the key you must be a current student of CQUniversity.  The Enrolment Key can be found at MYCQU under the Discover Articles.

Fees & Scholarships

How to apply

To apply for the micro-credential you must be a current student of CQUniversity. The Enrolment Key can be found at MYCQU under the Discover Articles.

You will need to establish an account on the Learning Management Site: Be Different in order to use the Enrolment Key. Instructions for establishing your account can be found here.