Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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 2014 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Cathy Trembath


Previously coded SCW2304


This unit focuses attention on 'big picture' or macro welfare/community work by integrating actual practice with theories, combining both classroom and field experiences. The ultimate purpose is to impart skills and knowledge that will enable graduates to work with communities and eliminate disadvantage.


Upon 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 20-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 (4000 words): 70%
Seminar participation (on-campus students) or Orientation and online discussions (off-campus students): 20%
All students are required to pass field placement to complete this unit

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

4 full day seminars and 20 day placement

Off-campus attendance requirements

3 hour online seminar prior to beginning of placement andonline discussions for all off-campus students and 20 day placement for all students

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


ATS1362 and ATS1363 or equivalent


GSC2304, SCW2304