Students are required to enter into a Work Integrated Learning (WiL) contract relating to a community development project or program in an agency. The contract is negotiated between the university supervisor, agency supervisor and student, and specifies learning objectives and strategies in three areas: conceptual and policy; practical skill; and personal development. Students are required to participate in a number of key phases and activities of the program or project and write a major report that outlines the processes and outcomes of the project. They are also required to submit a report that outlines the WiL objectives that have been identified in the contract.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
24
Unit code:
ASA6006

Prerequisites

ASA6005 - Community-Based Research (Part 1)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Implement the skills and knowledge acquired in their international community development studies in a professional setting;  
  2. Assess 10 core competencies valued by employers across industries (personal management; communication; information management; research & analysis; project, task & organisational skills; teamwork; commitment to quality; professional behaviour; social responsibility; continuous learning);  
  3. Design, plan and implement a community development project in an organisational environment (either in a community-based, regional, governmental or international setting) with reference to achieving strategic outcomes;  
  4. Anticipate risks and suggest mitigating measures; and  
  5. Critically reflect on research experience.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Contribute to at least 15 substantive learning journal entries. (3,000 words in total) 20%
Performance End-of-project written proforma from the agency supervisor. 15%
Presentation End-of-project presentation to wide range of community and academic stakeholders at the Community Development Symposium. (1,000 words) 15%
Report A final report which documents the community-based research processes and findings. (4,000 words) 50%

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