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Community Development Placement
Undergraduate | MUR-COD303 | 2024
Undertake a community work placement with an organisation. Observe industry professionals in a collaborative setting. Get a sense of the work while participating in organisational activities. Record detailed and rigorous notes and reflections.
- Study method
- Online & on-campus
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Community Development Placement
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will:
- Explain the work of an organisation that draws on notions of ‘community’.
- Contribute to an organisation’s activities by negotiating to carry out a series of practical tasks for them.
- Assess own performance on placement.
- Compare and contrast organisational practice with literature on community development.
- Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
- Communicate clearly and consistently with workplace and university supervisors.
- Work collaboratively in a team setting.
- Introduction to the unit and workplace learning
- Placement approaches and objectives
- Professional Practice
- Mid-semester Review
- Presentations, reflection and the future
This subject was previously known as COD303 Preparing for Professional Community Practice and COD324A Projects in Community Development.
This placement subject gives students the opportunity to examine how ideas and practice interconnect. The primary part of this subject requires students to undertake a placement within an organisation that undertakes community-based work. Students will be encouraged to look, listen and consider the linkages between theory and practice by going 'into the field' and reflecting on the process of working within the community.
Students are required to complete 90 placement hours.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
The assessments are designed to give students the opportunity to prepare thoughtfully for their placement, as well as providing a vehicle for active reflection on their learning.
- Placement Report Outline (20%)
- Placement reflection essay (30%)
- Placement Performance - organisation, communication and performance (30%)
- Reflective Presentation (20%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
MUR-COD324A (Not currently available)
MUR-COD324 (Not currently available)
Students must have completed 36 credit points (both Level 1 and 2 subjects) before enrolling in this subject.
- Placement requirements - Completion of 90 hour placement
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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