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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Cathy Trembath


This unit focuses attention on 'big picture' or macro welfare work. Its ultimate purpose is to impart skills and knowledge that will enable graduates to work with communities to eliminate disadvantage.


On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. understand community development as a method of social welfare practice; become familiar with the application of community development models, values, skills, strategies and tactics;

  1. participate in the identification, execution and/or evaluation of a community development response to a situation, problem or issue through a supervised 16-day field education placement in a community organisation;

  1. demonstrate a capacity for reflective analysis of own practice.


Pre-placement plan: 10% (500 words)
Workbook: 70%
Attendance & participation: 20% OR OCL students Pre-placement plan: 20% (1000 words)
Workbook: 70%
Field Educator's report: 10%
This unit includes a 20-day field placement

Chief examiner(s)

Cathy Trembath

Contact hours

2 hour weekly seminar, 16 day placement

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Social and community welfare
Community studies


SCW1303 and SCW1304 or equivalents