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SCWK6910: Working with Communities

Working with communities is a key policy and practice priority for government and non-government agencies in Australia. This unit will critically examine the current policy frameworks informing work with communities as well as current practice models of community development and community engagement. The unit seeks to explore the why and how of work with communities. It will draw on an emerging Australian body of research about working with communities based in the community of Glebe. This unit is suitable for practitioners seeking to work more effectively with communities.

Code SCWK6910
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the historical context of contemporary community work practice and its relation to the professions
  • LO2. be critically aware of the interdisciplinary foundations of community development practice, with a specific focus on working across difference (in disciplines and within communities)
  • LO3. demonstrate community development practice skills, in particularly critical thinking, problem solving and inventiveness
  • LO4. contribute to debates concerning future directions in community work practice, including your own.