There are now 3 possible online modes for units:
Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.
Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA
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Certain challenges facing Western Australian communities are complex or 'wicked', with interrelated demographic, infrastructural, political, cultural and economic dimensions. Students will form small teams, working collaboratively with academic staff and industry partners (community members, and not-for-profit and government organisations) on real-world projects.
The unit offers enquiry-based learning, and development of leadership and other valuable skills transferable to later studies and employment. Further skills associated with active citizenship and social change are developed, including self-awareness, collaborating across multi-disciplinary teams and diverse stakeholders, problem-solving, and designing solutions.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 elective
Students are able to (1) identify and articulate the complexity of social problems and ways to address them; (2) reflect on their own social responsibility and capacity to contribute to community wellbeing; (3) demonstrate skills in social inclusion through collaboration and interpersonal communication with diverse personnel; and (4) articulate how both the organisation stakeholders and the students gained from the exchange.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective journal; (2) options paper; and (3) group project and presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Donella Caspersz
- Unit rules
- Permission/approval is required to enrol.
Students must have completed at least 48 points and have Good Standing Status.
- Advisable prior study
- SVLG1006 Making a Difference: Civic Participation and Social Change (ID 6765)
Approved quota: 30—allocation is based on academic merit and the overall interdisciplinary mix.
- Incidental fees
- Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):Organisational partners may require students to pay for a police check or working with children check. (estimated cost - $11-$55).
- Contact hours
- The unit is delivered in an intensive format. Attendance is required at the service learning location for approx. 24 hours in the first week of classes. In weeks 2 onwards, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to approx. 8 hours per week.
- Enrolment in this unit is subject to approval by the unit coordinator.
Please note that the expected load of this unit is approx. 25 hours per week including compulsory attendance as detailed under 'Contact Hours'. Please visit the McCusker Centre for Citizenship website to understand more about how this unit intersects with the broader mission and activities of the Centre: www.mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.