EMER13001 - Community Safety and Education in Action

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 situations and contexts. You will identify theories that specifically support social approaches to learning and apply those approaches to your chosen context. Using real world examples and situations this unit also considers the variables that impact upon community safety and education and the design of activities for individuals and groups within the community, particularly those with complex needs.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

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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 Undergraduate 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. Written Assessment 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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: Student feedback, self-reflection and Course Reference Committee
Academic literacies
Continue with current activities related to building academic literacies in student cohort, for example, through the use of videos, unit support topic and activities during synchronous sessions that link unit content with broader information about academic literacies.
Action Taken
Additional support resources were produced and uploaded to the "Assessment Help" and "Learning Guide" sections of the Moodle site. These included video, audio, and text-based resources.
Source: Self-reflection
Enhance the current amount of content, and time allocated to the resilience topic.
Action Taken
Additional content and time was added to the resilience topic in Theme One of the Learning Guide.
Source: Course reference committee, self-reflection and industry feedback.
Contextual applicability
Broaden the language used in the unit to be more inclusive of the disaster management context, in which the concept of community safety and education is highly applicable.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify safety and education needs within the community.
  2. Assess the variables that impact upon community safety and education.
  3. Evaluate contemporary perspectives on community-based learning, safety and education.
  4. Design activities for individuals and groups within the community including those with complex needs.
  5. Work collaboratively with individuals and groups 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 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment