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CDS1000 Introduction to Community Welfare and Development

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 21 July 2014


Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: CMS1000 or CMS1009

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This is a core course in the Diploma of Community Welfare and Development and Bachelor of Human Services programs designed to offer students an introduction to work in the community services industry. The course covers principles of rights based, anti-oppressive practice, focusing on empowerment, the development of social capital and advocacy. It engages students in the task of identifying, examining and refining collaborative responses, to issues affecting marginalised groups locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

The Bachelor of Human Services (counselling major) is fully accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia Inc (PACFA).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2013 External