I am of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and have always had an interest in learning more about the culture and history of the Aboriginal people. As a homeschooled student in a family of 8 children studying through OTEN has always been the best option as it allows me to be flexible with my study hours and organise them around work and family commitments. I finished school last year and had the opportunity to start a statement of attainment in Aboriginal studies, as my part time job allowed me to study on the side. I absolutely loved the course, and learned so much. I now have a better understanding of Aboriginal history and spirituality and a bigger appreciation for the resilience of this ancient culture. Since completing the statement of attainment I’ve had the privilege or going into several Aboriginal communities and the things I learned from the course helped me to see situations and people differently than I had on previous trips. I look forward to learning more about Aboriginal culture in the future, through OTEN and hopefully also through trips to Western Australia to meet my extended family there.
I am of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and have...: read more