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HSH736 - Community Consultation and Participation

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternate, even years, next offered 2014, 2016

Unit chair:

R Patrick

Contact hours:

2 x 2 day seminars


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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