Community Projects

The Community Service Learning Project (EDUC 4186) elective course allows you apply your university learning in a range of rewarding community projects.  The course is a great way to build valuable experience for your career while giving back to community.

Depending on your program structure, you may also be able to continue your community project in Community Service Learning Project 2 (EDUC 4187),

The Community Service Learning project requires students to:

  • Work with a community partner to understand their needs and those of their stakeholders
  • Work in teams to solve real problems experienced by community organisations
  • Become 'reflective practitioners', developing problem solving skills and personal growth as a learner and citizen.

Assessment  includes a learning journal, a project proposal, presentation and a final report. You will be assessed on your ability collaborate, solve problems and engage with a diverse community.

In order to express your interest, please:

  • nominate your top three project preferences
  • contact Petra Nisi (Project Officer) on

Once you enrol you will need to complete the following:

  • a 20min online Work, Health& Safety (WHS) module 'Undertaking a Safe Placement'. Please undertake this module as soon as possible and send your certificate of completion to Petra Nisi.
  • a Department for Human Services (DHS) child related employment screening. We will initiate a screening application upon your enrolment.

Some projects (especially placements in schools) require further training in Reporting Abuse and Neglect (RAN) training. Online RAN training can be accessed by creating an account here.

You need to be available one week prior to the start of the study period for a community partner briefing and may need to attend an interview to assess suitability.

For more information - and to submit your expression of interest - please contact Petra Nisi.

Read more about projects on the course blog Where Uni Meets Community.

Project list

Areas of study and research

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