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Unit description

Introduces students to the fundamentals of community engagement and the practical application of engagement methods in a professional context. The unit examines design of engagement programs, principles of program delivery, engagement methods and techniques and evaluation in a land use planning context. This unit includes a community engaged learning component to support the development of practical skills for professional application.

Unit content

Topic 1: Community Engagement Theory.

Topic 2: Community Engagement and Decision Making in Planning.

Topic 3: Program Design and Principles.

Topic 4: Community Engagement Techniques and Their Application.

Topic 5: Evaluation and Interpreting Outputs and Feedback.

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
Residential session 3 days (once)
Lecture online 2hrs (8 weeks)
Reflective writing25%

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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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