Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 80-100 hours of placement, 8 hours pre placement, 2 hours mid placement, 4 hours post placement. |
Total Time Commitment: 132-152 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 100 points of an undergraduate degree.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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Manager, Internships & Work Placements
This subject will provide an understanding of the community sector and community development through a substantial volunteer experience. The subject includes a placement of 80 hours with a not-for-profit organisation, offering an opportunity to contribute to a community through project work, research and/or engaging in the key activities of the organisation. The volunteering placement is supplemented by classroom seminars that will provide insight into the evolving needs of the community and the role of not-for-profit organisations in community development.
Students will have an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired during their course to address issues of significance to a community and to enhance their understanding of approaches in the field of community/social development. Students will be required to identify a suitable not-for-profit organisation and make an initial contact (with advice from the LIVE Unit) prior to approval of the placement and project by the department. They will also examine the structure, culture and policy environment of the organisation, and complete a report on a workplace project.
Upon subject completion, students will have completed a community project, gained insight into workplace issues and enhanced their employability skills. They will also have developed a critical understanding of the nature of citizenship and volunteering and the role of not-for-profit organisations in contemporary society. Through enrolment in this subject, students will develop skills as global citizens and leaders in communities and will contribute significantly to the community.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students will: |
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader and resource pack will be provided.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||This subject requires students to demonstrate and improve a range of generic skills. Students will: |
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