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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Chris Laming


Previously coded SCW1305


This unit will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively within, and with teams and groups in organisations and communities. The unit introduces theories and models relevant to group and community work, and emphasises the importance of utilising teams, groups, and community networks as a Social and Community practitioner within a Human Service organisation. The unit also introduces students to how these skills and knowledge apply to the management of teams and programs.


On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Understand the structure and function of teams, groups, and community networks in rleation to Human Service organisations.
  2. Have developed knowledge of the various models of team, group and community work and how this applies to management of human service programs.
  3. Have developed the ability to discern the inter-personal dynamics of teams, groups and community networks.
  4. Appreciate the importance of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, groups and community networks as a practitioner and manager in human service organisations.
  5. Have developed inter-agency protocols for grounding community networks in accountability.
  6. Be able to critically analyse the processes of teams, groups and community networks.


Assignment (750 words): 20%
Workbook (1500 words): 30%
Exam (2 hrs): 40%
Participation (On-campus students will be assessed on class participation, off-campus students will be assessed on the basis of participation in the on-line discussion group): 10%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week