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This Community Work Across Sites, Settings and Peoples unit gives students a thorough grounding in the diverse nature of community development within current Australian society.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Murdoch University, the unit aims to enhance students' abilities to analyse, interpret and critically reflect on community development campaigns by examining examples from real world contexts. These examples may include community development in the context of social work, urban planning, community services, remote area education, indigenous communities, overseas aid work, and sustainable development.
At the conclusion of this unit, students will have an in-depth understanding of community development practices and be able to analyse the principles they have studied in a variety of settings. Students will also become confident critically processing and applying information to a variety of community development situations.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Community Work Across Sites, Settings and People unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is geared towards students hoping to develop a career in community development work. You will be exposed to the fundamental background knowledge and practical skills currently used by teams working in community development and have the opportunity to apply these skills in a diverse range of situations: from local government and urban planning projects to overseas aid work and sustainable development programs.
By having a solid grasp of a range of highly sensitive and volatile topics such as civic rights and how to respond to suicide, you will be able to apply critical thinking skills when developing your own proposals. This will enable you to effectively function as a part of a team dedicated to improving local community services, infrastructure, atmosphere and relationships.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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