School Of Psychology

Community Engaged LearningWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102526.3


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 120 credit points of study in currently enrolled course. This unit may be taken by students in any WSU undergraduate course where elective spaces are available.

About this Unit
Community Engaged Learning provides students with an opportunity for direct community engagement in an ethical way through experience in various settings including government agencies, not for profit organisations, community organisations, industry partners, and other professional bodies. The unit offered in block mode, facilitates first-hand learning through active participation with the community, to develop leadership skills within a team with enhanced capacity to understand social and organisational responsibilities. Students will be encouraged to utilise their knowledge, skills and experience gained over their degree within real-life situations. They are required to complete mandatory orientation activities and briefing and debriefing workshops at the start, middle and end of the semester. They will complete 60 hours of community/industry engagement and 15 hours of interaction at academic workshops. Academic support will be available online via vUWS through the duration of the community engagement. Debriefing sessions will provide ample scaffolding for the development of skill, knowledge, professionalism and potential leadership. Students should obtain their Police Clearance prior to the start of the semester to commence their placement in a timely manner. Late enrolments may affect this.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to online resources

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