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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Cathy Trembath


Previously coded SCW2304


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;
  2. 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;
  3. demonstrate a capacity for reflective analysis of own practice.


Pre-placement plan (500 words): 10%
Workbook: 70%
Participation (Seminars for On-campus students, Weekend school and online discussions for OCL students): 20%
All students are required to pass field placement to complete this unit

Chief examiner(s)

Cathy Trembath

Contact hours

4 full day seminars and 16 day placement

Off-campus attendance requirements

3 hour weekend seminar prior to beginning of placement, online discussion participation and 16 day placement

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

Community welfare and counselling
Community studies


ATS1362 and ATS1363 or equivalent


GSC2304, SCW2304