Working with Community
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand community work and the contested notions of community in the context of human service work.
- Understand community work processes within a human rights and social justice framework.
- Identify and evaluate the various models of community work and examine their basic features and applicability in various settings.
- Identify and apply relevant strategies for working collaboratively with community members on issues pertinent to diverse communities.
- You’ll study the following topics:
- Introduction to community development
- Community development context and principles
- Applying practice principles, roles, and skills
- Human rights and social justice
- Power and empowerment
- Working with diversity
- Working in indigenous contexts
- Working with young people
- International community development
- Challenges in working with communities
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Working with Community is a dynamic and exciting course. You’ll learn about the rapidly changing contexts which can impact social justice and human rights for diverse groups of people. This course focuses on the knowledge, skills, and processes needed to enhance this journey of being and becoming.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Community Health degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous assessment (60%)
- Project (40%)
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