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MIS291 - Community Based Volunteering A

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

Trimester 2: Placement

Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Work experience in industry:

This is a Work Experience in Industry (WEI) unit*

Unit chair:

A Craig


Completion of 4 credit points prior to starting placement

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

This unit requires no formal class attendance. However, this work placement will involve between 100-120 hours of supervised contact.


*Placements can be completed in Australia or overseas. Students must apply using the application form which can be found through

Students cannot enrol in the unit or commence a placement without written approval.


The purpose of Community Based Volunteering A is to provide students with an opportunity to undertake an unpaid work placement (100-120 hours) within an authentic not-for-profit organisation.

Students will learn in and with the community, enabling them to build awareness and understanding of themselves as citizens and the contribution that individuals can make to the broader community.

Students will then critically reflect on their placement, their graduate attributes and employability competencies through a continuous assessment process.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Written assignment - Pre-placement tasks (1500 words) - 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written assignment - A Reflective Learning Diary (3000-4000 words) - 40%, Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written assignment - Post Placement Report (3000-4000 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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