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Unit description

Examines the different contexts for working respectfully and ethically with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Establishes a collaborative framework for an experiential internship within a community context. Presents a co-design model for community based assessment of engagement practice in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community context. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Personal Engagement Principles

Topic 2: Community Engagement

Topic 3: Community Assessment

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.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 27 hours (3 hours per week) (over 9 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour  (3 weeks )
Tutorial on-site 1 hour  (3 weeks )
Community Engagement Activity Log40%


Teaching method
Residential session 6 hours/day (24 hours total) (4 days )
Community/Professional placement 27 hours (3 hours per week) (over 9 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour  (3 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour  (3 weeks)
Community Engagement Activity Log40%

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