The unit includes an overview of contemporary inclusive and socially responsible practices in the sport and active recreation industry and how they comply with government policies, legislation, and meet the community needs and expectations. It provides an insight into the diverse needs of under-represented communities/peoples in sport and active recreation, the unique resources sport and active recreational organisations have, and the social responsible initiatives offered to help the community to support social causes and address social issues. Underrepresented communities/peoples include: people with disabilities, ethnically diverse and CALD communities, Indigenous people, the homeless, refugees, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities. Social responsibility focuses on the voluntary actions sport and active recreational organisations undertake to fulfil their social responsibility.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptualise sport and recreation for development, inclusive environments, social responsibility, social justice and equal opportunity in working with and understanding and the diverse needs of population groups that are under-represented in sport and active recreation;  
  2. Analyse and evaluate inclusive and social responsible sport and recreation industry practices, programs and policies;  
  3. Articulate their personal and professional philosophy of sport and recreation within an inclusive, accepting, and social responsible context; and  
  4. Devise inclusive and socially responsible programs for sport and recreation organisations.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test in week 6 covering theory. 30%
Test Test in week 12 covering theory. 30%
Assignment Students assess the policy and programs of a sport or recreation association (paper -25%; 5 slides with a 100 word abstract -15%) 40%

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