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MIS291 - Community Based Volunteering A

Unit details

Year2016 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

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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