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CDS1000 Introduction to Community Welfare and Development

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology, Counselling and Community

Requisites

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CMS1000

Other requisites

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

Reliable access to the internet is a requirement of this course as the course contains electronic assessment and submission elements. In order to avoid internet issues, on-campus students should upload their assignments into EASE using the on-campus computer laboratories. External students who knowingly do not have reliable access to the internet should actively seek alternative internet access (e.g., Internet cafes, local libraries, or work places) for assessment submission. External students are able to use the on-campus student computer laboratories once access has been enabled. To be granted access, external students need to contact ICT and ask to have a student account enabled so that they can work on-campus. This needs to be requested at least one week before access is required.

Synopsis

CDS1000 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 community work in the Social and Community Services Industry (SACS). The course covers 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2014 External