DSMG29005 - Community Safety and Education

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Building upon concepts in earlier units, you will explore the notion of community, safety, education and their role in the prevention, preparedness and response to emergency and disaster situations and contexts. You will identify theories that specifically support social approaches to learning and apply those approaches to emergency and disaster management. Using real-world examples and situations this unit also considers the variables that impact community safety and education and the design of activities for individuals and groups within the community, particularly those with complex needs.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

The pre-requisite for the unit is DSMG28001 Foundations of Emergency and Disaster Management.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Presentation 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 33.33% response rate.

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.

Source: SUTE Unit Comments Report, T1, 2023
The unit resources were effective and useful, and the assessment requirements were clear. The learning objectives are applicable, and the students can utilise the content they learned.
Continue to offer learning resources and activities to build student skills in community education and safety.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE Teacher evaluations (T1, 2023), What were the best aspect(s) of Vivian Romero's teaching?
Students felt the lecturer was very accessible during the unit, all feedback provided was constructive, and students could build on it for their subsequent assessments.
Continue to provide accessible meeting hours and constructive feedback.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse safety and education needs within the community
  2. Appraise the variables that impact upon community safety and education
  3. Critically evaluate contemporary perspectives on community-based learning, safety and education
  4. Formulate educational activities for individuals and groups within the community, including those with complex needs
  5. Work collaboratively with individuals and groups in the community to enhance learning in a range of settings.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8