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HSH736 - Community Consultation and Participation

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) 2016.

Not offered in 2017, next offered in 2018

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Rebecca Patrick





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 2 day seminars


This unit allows students to gain an understanding of the theory, history, contexts, process and outcomes of community consultation and participation. Community consultation and participation will be explored in relation to the health, environment, and  planning sectors. The unit will focus on developing skills in designing and implementing community consultation programs, and facilitating community participation in policy- and decision-making. On completion of the unit students should be able to: analyse  contexts for consultation with and participation by individuals, households, organisations and communities; identify needs and plan opportunities for individuals, households, organisations and communities to influence policies and decisions affecting their lives; review and evaluate examples of community consultation and participation; create strategies to maximise participation in policy- and decision-making;and apply consultation skills and techniques.


Assessment task 1: Group presentation (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2:  Consultation plan (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Individual written paper (2000 words) 40%

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