How does Aboriginal art create meaning
Aboriginal Dreamtime Story
Rainbow Serpent Story
How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Identify Aboriginal beliefs and associated cultural protocols for different Country
1.1 Identify and document the importance of Aboriginal beliefs and the relationship of these beliefs with cultural landscapes
1.2 Recognise and respect gender roles
1.3 Respect language groups and kinship networks within specific Country that inform the basis of social relationships and Community roles
1.4 Recognise and respect cultural taboos, factions and avoidance relationships
1.5 Acknowledge the rights of individuals within Communities and on Country to hold specific knowledge and ceremony
1.6 Acknowledge the rights of individuals within Communities and on Country to hold responsibility for Aboriginal sites and the cultural rules associated with sharing that knowledge
1.7 Respect and affirm the inherent diversity that exists within cultures and Communities
2. Identify Aboriginal cultural authorities for specific Country in culturally appropriate ways
2.1 Apply various approaches and resources to identify cultural authorities for specific Country
2.2 Research difficulties in identifying cultural authorities in various states and territories
2.3 Identify and consult appropriate cultural authorities
2.4 Apply the identification by cultural authorities of appropriate persons within Communities who hold cultural knowledge relevant to determining the cultural significance of Aboriginal objects and places
2.5 Respect and implement the provision of advice by cultural authorities
2.6 Respect and implement rights and responsibilities associated with cultural knowledge, story, song, site and ceremony
2.7 Support cultural knowledge holders to inform the decision-making process to determine the cultural significance of objects and places
2.8 Acknowledge and respect traditional knowledge and practices in managing Country and environment
3. Relate Aboriginal cultural protocols to Community consultation
3.1 Identify and record key protocols required for Aboriginal Community consultation
3.2 Acknowledge determination of Aboriginal people as the primary source of cultural information
3.3 Select participants for and methods of consultation in accordance with decisions made by Aboriginal cultural authorities
3.4 Use communication approaches that place Aboriginal cultural protocols and values as a principal concern
3.5 Undertake participation in Community consultation following appropriate cultural protocols for that Country and Community
4. Recognise and administer Aboriginal ownership and intellectual property rights
4.1 Establish ownership rights and intellectual property rights of Aboriginal cultural information and material
4.2 Recognise rights to control cultural heritage by Aboriginal people as custodians of Aboriginal culture
4.3 Apply access restrictions to cultural knowledge, information and material
4.4 Follow confidentiality measures for recording secret, sacred materials
4.5 Determine and administer the ownership of cultural knowledge, information and material
4.6 Report any identified infringement of copyright
5. Access, transfer and use cultural information and material
5.1 Seek permissions from cultural authorities, relevant individuals and organisations for access and use of Aboriginal cultural information and material
5.2 Abide by decisions from cultural authorities, relevant individuals and organisations to deny permission for access and use of Aboriginal cultural information and material
5.3 Establish and implement parameters for processes of transfer of cultural knowledge
5.4 Observe cultural restrictions on Aboriginal cultural information and Aboriginal material
5.5 Acknowledge and observe copyright and licensing issues related to access and use of Aboriginal cultural material and cultural information
5.6 Follow Aboriginal cultural requirements for communications about, and display, access and handling of Aboriginal cultural information and material
5.7 Acknowledge and agree to the implications of consent for accessing, transferring and using cultural information and materials
6. Use appropriate personal and social protocols
6.1 Observe appropriate use of personal protocols for addressing and greeting persons, personal contact, and gestures
6.2 Allow respect for local and Community traditions to guide personal presentation and conduct
6.3 Use personal communication styles such as language, non-verbal communication, discussion, meaning, questioning, eye contact and silence that reflect the customs and idioms of the local Community
6.4 Maintain a flexible attitude to address situations of cultural diversity and cross-cultural differences
The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.
The candidate must provide evidence that they can:
- identify and consult with appropriate cultural authorities for a Community, place or site
- identify cultural information, material and cultural expression that is appropriate to be shared
- identify groups to be consulted in relation to owners or custodians of cultural and Community knowledge, information and/or material
- follow cultural protocols for consultation, research and recording information about particular Communities
- show respect and cultural sensitivity towards Aboriginal people, their beliefs, customs, values, lore/law, ceremonies and history
The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:
- cultural diversity within Aboriginal Communities
- the cultural rights and responsibilities when using Community knowledge, information and material
- Aboriginal cultural values and interpersonal and Community protocols
- authentic and authoritative sources for Aboriginal cultural information, material and expression able to be accessed and shared
- customs, history, protocols of the Community with which they are working
Assessment of this unit must be conducted by recognised and appropriate Community Elders and/or Custodians with appropriate assessor qualifications or co-assessed by a qualified assessor in cooperation and discussion with an appropriate with Community Elders and/or Custodians.
Assessors must satisfy the current standards for RTOs.
1. What is a songline?
2. Who is Robert Stevens?
3. How are Robert and the other elders involving younger people?
4. How is Terry Gandadila passing on his beliefs?
5. Where is Lurujarri Trail and who is preserving it?
6. Why is the Lurujarri Trail under threat?
7. Who is Joseph Roe?
8. What award did Joseph receive in 2014?
9. How might social media play a part in preserving songlines?
10. What other ways can songlines be preserved and protected?