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Community Volunteering - Global (MULT30021)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMULT30021
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
Summer Term
July
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will provide an understanding of the community sector and community development through a substantial volunteer experience abroad. Students have the opportunity to undertake a placement of 80-100 hours with a not-for-profit organisation, offering an opportunity to contribute to a community through project work, research and/or engaging in the key activities of the organisation. The Faculty of Arts works in partnership with not-for-profit organisations, in particular Australian Volunteers International (AVI) to place volunteers and assist students with risk assessment, volunteer orientation and monitoring and evaluation. AVI is an independent not-for-profit organisation, with extensive experience in the management people-centred development projects and programs in a wide range of countries. AVI’s work focuses on reducing poverty, providing health and education services, promoting human rights and gender equality, and protecting the environment. They work closely with individuals, organisations and communities across the developing world in response to locally identified priorities.

Upon subject completion, students will have a better understanding of the structure, culture and policy environment of community development. They will have enhanced their awareness of the challenges and approaches to development, been involved in a community project, gained insight into workplace issues through examination of the structure, culture and policy environment and enhanced their employability skills.

Selection into this subject is based on academic merit and a timely submission of application. Proposed placement must be approved by the subject co-ordinator. There may be further eligibility and selection criteria required for Australian Volunteers International, for information regarding application and eligibility please refer to the following link:

https://artsunimelb.formstack.com/forms/internship_application

This subject will incur additional costs such as travel and accommodation. Students may be eligible to apply for the Melbourne Global Grant. Please ensure tht you meet the eligibility criteria before applying http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/study-abroad/index.html

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject will:


• Demonstrate a greater understanding of international community development issues and context;
• Make a positive contribution to a community project;
• Appreciate how work of not-for-profit organisation operates in a developing world context;
• Develop skills in cultural sensitivity and cultural appropriateness of community development work;
• Have enhanced ability to undertake independent research;
• Demonstrate self-appraisal and self-reflection skills;
• Demonstrate appreciation of active global citizenship and community leadership issues;

• Contribute as a member of a team

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Completion of 100 points at undergraduate level

Students are required to apply for permission to enrol into this subject prior to commencement of the internship. Students should make this application via the online application form:

https://artsunimelb.formstack.com/forms/internship_application

Applications will be reviewed in three rounds:

Round 1 (Summer and Semester 1 availability): closing 31 October
Round 2 (Semester 1 availability): closing 31 January
Round 3 (Semester 2 availability): closing 31 May

The selection process for this subject includes consideration of academic performance in the first half of the degree.

Students will receive outcomes within two weeks of the closing date for the relevant round. For further information including FAQS on the Application and Selection Process see:

https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/students/wil#faqs

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
POLS30001 Parliamentary Internship
Semester 1
25
POLS30002 Public Affairs Internship (Int.Students)
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
POLS30003 Public Affairs Internship
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
SOCI30005 Sociology Internship
Semester 2
25
MULT20014 Community Volunteering - Global
Summer Term
July
12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Students undertaking an internship with a host agency may be required to satisfy a number of requirements, including:

  • undergoing a recent National Police Record Check
  • holding a valid Working with Children Check for the relevant state/territory

Assessment

Description

The assessment for this subject is equivalent to 4, 000 words consisting of the following:

  • Mid-semester progress report 1500-word mid-semester progress report on the placement experience, including personal skills, knowledge development and critical reflection 20% (due mid-semester);
  • 20 minute team presentation 30%analysing the strategic plan and mission of your host organisations and their relationship to community development goals 30% (due in weeks 10-12);
  • 2,000 major essay exploring some aspect of the nature of community development and volunteering as you have studied it and as you have observed it during your placement 50% (due at the end of semester);
  • The subject also has hurdle requirements - 80 hours of satisfactory work placement and 100% of attendance at seminars.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    CoordinatorElizabeth Lakey
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours80-100 hours placement, 8 hours pre-placement, 2 hours mid-placement, 4 hours post-placement
    Pre teaching start date 4 December 2018
    Pre teaching requirementsPre-placement sessions
    Teaching period 7 January 2019 to 1 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date10 December 2018
    Census date11 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 1 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 1 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

  • July
    CoordinatorAli Reza Yunespour
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours80-100 hours placement, 8 hours pre-placement, 2 hours mid-placement, 4 hours post-placement
    Pre teaching start date27 May 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsPre-placement sessions
    Teaching period 1 July 2019 to 26 July 2019
    Last self-enrol date 3 June 2019
    Census date 5 July 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail12 July 2019
    Assessment period ends26 July 2019

    July contact information

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Off-campus study

    This subject has an overseas component

    Selection into this subject is based on academic merit and a timely submission of application. Proposed placement must be approved by the subject co-ordinator. There may be further eligibility and selection criteria required for Australian Volunteers International, for information regarding application and eligibility please refer to the following link: https://artsunimelb.formstack.com/forms/arts_internship_application_form_2017. This subject will incur additional costs such as travel and accommodation. Students may be eligible to apply for the Melbourne Global Grant. Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria before applying http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/study-abroad/index.html

  • Breadth options

    This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 18 July 2019