IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities (8)

This subject has been designed in module format to provide students with knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues which are of interest to Indigenous Australian people. Students will reflect on their own standpoints as they explore the topics and Indigenous perspectives will be prioritised throughout this exploration. Students will explore the colonial foundations of a relevant discipline and will apply decolonising practices as a way to contribute to a more socially just society.


Session 1 (30)
Dubbo Campus
Session 3 (90)
Dubbo Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: IKC200. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples' contemporary experiences through an exploration of standpoint;
  • be able to outline a range of contemporary circumstances which impact on Indigenous Australians;
  • be able to analyse the links between contemporary circumstances as the trans-generational legacies of colonisation;
  • be able to identify ways to activate human rights and contribute to social justice both individually and professionally in ways which are informed by Indigenous Australian perspectives; and
  • be able to explore the colonial foundations of a relevant discipline and apply decolonising practices.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Standpoint Review
  • Decolonisation principles
  • Exploration of a range of contemporary circumstances
  • Colonial foundations of, and Indigenous Australian perspectives on, the professions
  • Decolonising practices
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Diverse Indigenous Australian perspectives on equal rights

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of IKC200 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Standpoint statement
Decolonising short essay
Standpoint analysis
Professional practice ethnography

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.