12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit provides the student with an opportunity to
- Undertake a practical work placement with an NGO, community organization or other agency working on local and/or international issues of about eighty hours resulting in a substantial research report or other piece of written work; or
- Undertake a case study analysis for an NGO or community organization on an issue or problem of importance and relevance to that organisation.
In both cases a supervisor will meet regularly with the student to ensure that a carefully structured reading and writing program is developed in a manner directly relevant to the research topic.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be expected to:
- have developed an understanding of the practical and ethical challenges of working for an NGO or community organization working with communities locally and/or internationally;
- have developed an understanding of the theoretical issues relating to the field;
- have developed high level communication and presentation skills demonstrated through the completion of a practical task or report for that organization or about an issue of importance to it.
Within semester assessment: 100%
80-hours of volunteer work, six 2-hour class seminars and regular meetings with an academic supervisor.
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