Bachelor of Nursing. V.2.0 14/12/2012. Batchelor Institute Overview. Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education is an Indigenous only training facility, that caters specifically to the needs of Indigenous learners.
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Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education is an Indigenous only training facility, that caters specifically to the needs of Indigenous learners.
Indigenous people come from across Australia to study at one of our campus locations in the Northern Territory, either in Batchelor (100km south of Darwin) or the Desert Peoples Centre, located in Alice Springs.
Two principles underpin all aspects of the Institute.
1 Cultural interaction and cross-cultural learning that follows a ‘Both-ways’ philosophy which enables exploration of Indigenous Australian traditions of knowledge and Western academic disciplinary positions and cultural contexts.
2 Through its work and its courses, Batchelor Institute affirms the aspiration to self-determination and employment held by Indigenous Australians.
The Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE).
The aim is to provide a shared facility for the delivery of a specific range of Higher Education and Post Graduate study options which address the needs of Indigenous Australia.
Through the ACIKE partnership BIITE will now be able to offer a more comprehensive range of Higher Education study options, including dedicated courses specifically designed to support Indigenous students.
When you enrol in an ACIKE course you will have student privileges at both BIITE and CDU including computer access, student email, learning spaces, Academic Support Advisors, disability support (if needed) and tutorial support.
Bachelor of Nursing
The Bachelor of Nursing course has a particular focus on the perspectives and needs of Indigenous people and the tropical and desert environments of the Northern Territory including remote communities, within an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, teaching and learning framework.
The underpinning principles of comprehensive primary health care, namely: cultural safety in practice, in particular to addressing the needs of Indigenous and multi-cultural Australians; recognising the value of using a population health approach for the prevention, early detection and management of chronic diseases; providing appropriate evidence-based care; and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams is embedded throughout the Bachelor of Nursing program in both content and assessment.
The course has a range of flexible multi modal delivery options including:
As Learnline is used with all units in the course it is important that students own or have access to a computer and the internet
Regular contact with Bachelor of Nursing staff will enable them to discuss their progress and any issues they may have in regards to their study.
The course consists of 24 units. Two common units provide students with the foundation knowledge and skills necessary to complete the course successfully, prepare them for lifelong learning and promote the concept of cultural safety in practice, in particular to addressing the needs of Indigenous and multicultural Australians.
This course will have a particular focus on the perspectives and needs of Indigenous people and the tropical and desert environments of the Northern Territory including remote communities, within an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, teaching and learning framework. Specifically, this course will focus on Territory and regional issues, including Indigenous health, remote health practice, and innovative approaches to primary health care.
• Academic Literacies
• Anatomy and Physiology 1
• Intro to Professional Nursing
• Fundamentals of Primary Health Care
• Northern Perspectives
• Anatomy and Physiology 2
• Psychosocial Nursing
• Fundamental Nursing Practice
• Challenge and Response to Body Integrity 1
• Mental Health Nursing
• Health Sociology
• Nursing Practice 1
• Challenge and Response to Body Integrity 2
• Research and Evidence-based Health
• Lifespan Development
• Nursing Practice 2
• Professional Nursing 1
• Public Health Challenges in Chronic and Complex Nursing
• Special Elective 1
• Clinical Nursing Practice 1
• Professional Nursing 2
• Special Elective 2
• Clinical Nursing Practice 2
• Nursing in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Settings
The two electives may be chosen from
• Perioperative Nursing
• Emergency Nursing
• Renal Nursing
• Mental Health and Paediatric Care
• Community Mental Health
• Mental Health Issues across the Lifespan
On the completion of this Bachelor degree, graduates will be well prepared for professional employment in Nursing in hospitals and health centres in both urban and remote communities.
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.
Many of these positions are available in both Government and Non-Government Agencies and can be based in urban, rural and some remote communities.
Completion of the degree will also offer the student the opportunity to enrol in post graduate education programs such as Post graduate certificates, Diplomas and Masters degrees that will further enhance their employment opportunities and careers.
You may also be eligible for a scholarship to help you study. There are Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships that may assist you:
Most people know that the usual way of gaining entry to a university course is to study a Year 12 program, however there are other ways of getting into the course including:
If you are thinking of higher education but don’t know if you meet the university’s entry requirements then the IAEP might be your answer. The program provides Indigenous people with the opportunity to participate in an assessment program that offers a study pathway to achieve success in your chosen field at ACIKE.
If you are to be considered as an applicant, you would need to travel to either Darwin or Alice Springs in the Northern Territory to attend a two day assessment. Centrelink can assist you with travel costs and accommodation.
Further information Contact us or look at this website:
BIITE through ACIKE offers a FREE PTS program, especially designed for Indigenous Australians. If you have not studied in a while or you did not complete year 12 or do not think you achieved a high enough score and are unsure about whether you can succeed in a Higher Education program, our PTS program helps you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to be successful at university.
Further information: http://www.cdu.edu.au/cdu-acike/pts/