LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1,2Session 2

Unit description

Provides students with support to undertake real-world collaborative active learning opportunities located in community organisations or settings and meets community needs through the application of disciplinary knowledge and practice. Develops skills that contribute to students' ability to act as ethical and socially responsible citizens through ongoing critical self-reflection, collaboration, active listening and dialogue.

Unit content

Students have the opportunity to participate in a community partnership project available through Live Ideas in collaboration with other enrolled students, the Unit Assessor, a member of a community organisation and practitioners from SCU Engagement. The nature and scope of the community partnership project will have been determined through a collaborative process and articulated through a completed collaborative agreement.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (4 weeks)
Collaboration Agreement30%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks )
Collaboration Agreement30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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