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Foundations of Community Health Work

Undergraduate | UNE-HDCW125 | 2024

Get ready to work with socially and culturally diverse communities to improve their wellbeing. Get to know the boundaries between what’s private and public. Explore your own personal biases. Be ethical and equitable in your decisions and caring.

Study method
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Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
24 June 2024

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Foundations of Community Health Work

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. describe the values, philosophies and ethical considerations relevant to case work in the community services sector;
    2. describe the considerations required for a case worker to effectively plan, coordinate, deliver, evaluate and improve activity in a community services context;
    3. distinguish between public and private issues arising in community development work; and
    4. discuss personal biases in the context of their influence on delivery of ethical and equitable case work services in the community sector.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-CWW-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing


Candidature in the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements: UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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