Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (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