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SOWK13011 Community Practice
Community Practice
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General Information


This unit is designed so that you are be able to compare different approaches to community practice and provide the relevant knowledge and skills to critically analyse contexts for community work. You will develop appropriate strategic responses in a range of differing community contexts, including different cultural contexts and from an international perspective. You will develop an understanding of social innovation and the use of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise within communities.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students will need to have successfully completed 48 credit points.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 15 May 2023
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Verbal feedback; formal evaluation responses


Assessment 1 identified as onerous, being 3 forum posts on three different topics - a lot of research and work required


Discuss whether to change assessment requirement

Feedback from Verbal feedback, reflections from students within assessment 1, formal evaluation response


Week 1 readings identified as overwhelming and confronting (Ife 2016 first chapter, crisis focused)


Week one to be more general introduction to community practice

Feedback from Verbal feedback, formal evaluation response


Introduce ABCD earlier in semester (currently week 9) seen as an important and highly relevant perspective, particularly for assessment 2 due week 6


Rearrange order of weekly topics to reflect usefulness for assessments

Feedback from Formal evaluation response (x2)


Tutorials requested - on campus and via Zoom.


Weekly Zoom sessions can be offered as tutorials if required (student preference this semester was for discussion of topics rather than delivering a powerpoint on the week's topic) Covid-19 restrictions prohibited on campus tutorials

Unit Learning Outcomes

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This information will be available on Monday 15 May 2023
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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