Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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, 2 hour induction, 8 hours pre placement, 2 hours mid placement, 8 hours post placement. |
Total Time Commitment:
Completion of 100 points at undergraduate level.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Violeta Schubert
This subject will provide an understanding of the community sector and community development through a substantial volunteer experience. The aims of this subject are to enable you to undertake and report on a community-based project, gain significant insight into workplace issues, and further develop your employability skills in communication, planning and organisation, self-management and problem solving.
Students are responsible for identifying a suitable work placement, by Week 1 of semester, with support from Student Programs staff. In the semester prior to the placement, students should access Leadership, Involvement & Volunteer Experience (LIVE) http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/live resources to help identify potential host organisations and attend Careers & Employment (C&E) http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/careers/ seminars and workshops to assist when approaching host organisations. Students should commence approaching organisations, at least 4 weeks before the placement. More information is available in the Subject Guide. Placements must be approved by the Coordinator. Students experiencing problems finding a placement should contact the Course Coordinator.
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.
On completion of this subject, students will:
• 1,500-word individual knowledge, skills and strategic career development plan based on the supplied framework (30%). Due Week 6.
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Readings and resources will be provided via the LMS.
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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.
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This subject requires students to demonstrate and improve a range of generic skills. Students will:
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