Self-paced courses

Introduction to Evaluation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Contexts (C-EVAL-01)

This course is designed as an introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander evaluation for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people who are new to or have had limited experience with designing or undertaking project or program evaluation. Participants who complete it could choose to undertake further professional development through Lowitja Institute’s other online modules and/or consider more formal training, such as through the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Theory and Practice. The course is self-paced and you can take as long as you like to complete it (there is no time limit). IT requirements: stable internet connection, web browser. If you need help, you can contact the Lowitja Institute team on CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS INCLUDE: Kathleen Stacey Copyright © Lowitja Institute 2022 First published in July 2022 This work is published and disseminated by the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. This work is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for study or training purposes, or by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations subject to an acknowledgment of the source and no commercial use or sale. Reproduction for other purposes or by other organisations requires the written permission of the copyright holder. The music featured in this course was composed by Josh Power and is used under exclusive licence by Lowitja Institute; music copyright © Josh Power 2022. The artwork introducing each module is by Ngarrindjeri artist, Jordan Lovegrove. It shows Lowitja Institute’s involvement in the journey of growth, building and sharing knowledge and experience – utilising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing. Lowitja Institute is represented by the large meeting place in the centre of the artwork, with two boomerangs representing Lowitja Learning. Paths lead out to five meetings places that represent different steps of the learner’s journey. The coloured background represents different people and communities going on or supporting the learners on their journey. Price is inclusive of GST. Lowitja Institute PO Box 650 Carlton South VIC 3053 Australia

Time : 3-5 hours

  • Before you begin
  • Pre-course survey - Intro to Evaluation
  • Lowitja Learning - how to navigate online courses
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Welcome and introduction
  • MODULE 1. Evaluation: what is it, why do you do it and when?
  • Module 1. Evaluation: What is it, why do you do it and when?
  • Module 2. Core concepts and language in evaluation
  • Module 3. Different types of evaluation across program stages
  • Your feedback
  • Post-course survey - Intro to Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever