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HSW235 - Community Development: Social Work Theory and Practice D

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Di Ashworth





Incompatible with:



*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

A part of the pedagogy in this unit requires students to participate with CloudDeakin entries (at least one a week).


Community development is an important field and method of social work practice. This unit aims to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to integrate community development into their social work roles. This practice field plays a significant role in government, non-government, volunteer and in for-profit social service organisations. Community development is used within all levels of government (local, state and commonwealth) and across many departments (youth, health, communities, ageing, housing, disabilities, multicultural, indigenous). Community development is a form of practice, a broad philosophical and political approach which focuses on collective efforts to improve community wellbeing, and is based on a critical understanding of inequality in our socio-political structures.


Assessment task 1: Essay (2000 words) 50%
Assessment task 2: Options paper (2000 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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