Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 80-100 hours placement, 8 hours pre-placement, 2 hours mid-placement, 4 hours post-placement |
Total Time Commitment:
Completion of 100 points at undergraduate level. Selection into this subject is based on academic merit and timely submission of application. Proposed placement must be approved by the subject co-ordinator. There may be further eligibility and selection criteria required for Australian Volunteers International, for information regarding application and eligibility please refer to the following link:Internships & Community Volunteering.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
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 abroad. Students have the opportunity to undertake a placement of 80-100 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 Faculty of Arts works in partnership with Australian Volunteers International (AVI) to place volunteers and assist students with risk assessment, volunteer orientation and monitoring and evaluation. AVI is an independent not-for-profit organisation, with extensive experience in the management people-centred development projects and programs in a wide range of countries. AVI’s work focuses on reducing poverty, providing health and education services, promoting human rights and gender equality, and protecting the environment. They work closely with individuals, organisations and communities across the developing world in response to locally identified priorities.
Upon subject completion, students will have a better understanding of the structure, culture and policy environment of community development. They will have enhanced their awareness of the challenges and approaches to development, been involved in a community project, gained insight into workplace issues through examination of the structure, culture and policy environment and enhanced their employability skills.
Selection into this subject is based on academic merit and a timely submission of application. Proposed placement must be approved by the subject co-ordinator. There may be further eligibility and selection criteria required for Australian Volunteers International, for information regarding application and eligibility please refer to the following link: Internships & Community Volunteering.
Students who complete this subject will:
• Contribute as a member of a team
The assessment for this subject is equivalent to 4.000 words consisting of the following:
The subject also has hurdle requirements - 80 hours of satisfactory work placement and 100% of attendance at seminars.
|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|
Bachelor of Arts |
U21 Diploma in Global Issues
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