IDIG505 Indigenous Business and Community Development

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Updated: 03 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions IDIG303 or IDIG304 or IDIG305 or IDIG503 or IDIG504 or MM223 or MM323
Notes None
Combined Units IDIG305 - Indigenous Business and Community Development
Coordinator(s) Belinda Beattie (
Unit Description

This unit examines major themes in the the field of Indigenous enterprise and development. A focus is placed on contemporary international Indigenous business and community development. It highlights the interrelationship between politics, culture and agency. As such the unit will further develop and expand student understanding of the importance of empowerment in Indigenous communities.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Indigenous People and Economic Development: An International Perspective

ISBN: 9781472434852
Iankova, K., Hassan, A. and L'Abbe, R. (eds), Routledge 2016

Note: An eBook version is available through the Dixson Library.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 15% 900
Assessment Notes

Discussion in Module Forums

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 40% 2300
Assessment Notes

Annotated Bibliography

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Assessment 3 45% 2800
Assessment Notes

Formal Report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced body of knowledge on issues that influence Indigenous enterprise;
  2. present a deep, coherent and independent exposition of concepts and issues associated with Indigenous business and community development;
  3. display critical thinking skills so as to autonomously evaluate and apply information and ideas from the literature on Indigenous business and community development; and
  4. autonomously and with expert judgement evaluate the relationship between politics, culture and voice inherent in Indigenous enterprise.