Community Work Across Sites, Settings and Peoples - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Bibliography (20%) , Invigilated Exam (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit was previously known as COD235A Community Work Across Sites, Settings and Peoples.

Community Development is used in social work, local government, community services, remote area education, Indigenous communities, community arts and cultural development, overseas aid work, economic and social planning, sustainable development and urban planning. This unit aims to equip students with an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of settings and areas of practice within community development in contemporary Australia. It will provide students with skills to analyse, interpret and critically reflect upon practical examples of community development projects.

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  1. a substantial and in depth understanding of community development practices
  2. familiarity with community development practice in a variety of settings
  3. the ability to analyse community development principles in various settings and styles of engagement
  4. enhanced communication skills over a range of fields
  5. the ability to critically adopt sources of information and apply these to the area of community development.
  • Bibliography (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Participation (10%)
  • Proposal (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • COD235A — Community Work Across Sites, Settings and Peoples

Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at Level 1 before enrolling in this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction - how do we understand community development in different settings?
2Working with refugees and migrants
3Developing funding proposals
4Working with women and men
5Working in regional Australia
6Sustainable practices and community
7Community development with the big end of town
8Sport and community building
9The non-government 'welfare' environment

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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