Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jonathan Magee


This unit advances students' knowledge and understanding of sports coaching and community development. It provides students with the opportunity to expand and integrate previously taught concepts from targeted disciplines (physical education, community sport and physical activity and sports coaching) by employing an interdisciplinary approach to examine the role of sport in addressing wider social issues within communities. Problem-based learning is used to develop students' theoretical understanding as it applies directly to practical applications in sports coaching and development.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant theories underpinning community development
  2. demonstrate a practical understanding of how sport is used in community development and be able to evaluate its benefits and limitations
  3. understand the role of the coach in community development
  4. demonstrate both theoretical and practical understanding of how to work with different marginalised groups in a community development context
  5. plan, implement and evaluate a community development and coaching program aimed at working with an excluded group.


Assessment 1 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Assessment 2 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Satisfactory completion of practical components

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per semester

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)