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Area/Catalogue
WELF 2023

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163983

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To enable students to examine and apply approaches to community work in diverse contexts and understanding how this knowledge can be applied to address contemporary community issues.

Course content

Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of contested notions of community and the diverse models of community work in social work and human service practice. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the politics of community work; relations of power and control in community work and how to engage community members in participation, consultation and collective action. The students will develop knowledge and understanding of International global issues; strategies and tactics in community work; needs assessment; social capital; racism and anti- racist strategies; principles of empowerment and ethical dilemmas in community work; reflexive practice, shared responsibilities and accountability to community/ies, at an advanced level to equip them for professional social work and human service practice with Indigenous and other culturally diverse communities.

Textbooks

Ife, J 2009, Human Rights from Below : Achieving Rights Through Community Development , Ebook Library, Cambridge University Press, UK

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

Degree this course is offered in