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HSH736 - Community Consultation and Participation

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 3 2012

Not offered Trimester 3 2013

Next offered Trimester 3 2014

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Offering information:

(This unit is offered in alternate, even years. Offered T3 2012-2013, 2014-2015)

Unit chair:M Townsend
Contact hours:

2 x 2 day seminars

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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, architecture and urban 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: explore contexts for consultation with and participation by individuals, households, organisations and communities; understand the process of development of participation and consultation policies and practices affecting individuals, households, organisations and communities; identify the opportunities for individuals, households, organisations and communities to influence policies and decisions affecting their lives; review and evaluate examples of community consultation and participation; develop skills in community consultation; and understand the strategies available to maximise the participation by individuals, households organisations and communities in policy- and decision-making, and develop the skills to utilise these strategies.


Individual written media release (500 words) 10%, group consultation plan (2500 words) 50%, individual written paper (2000 words) 40%

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