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 petra.nisi@unisa.edu.au

Once you enrol you will need to complete the following:

  • a 20min online Work, Health & Safety (WHS) module 'Undertaking a Safe Placement'. 
  • 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 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.

Community consultation is an important part of community development. As part of their projects students may gather information to inform/ service program development. However where formal research is conducted with intent to publish students will need to obtain an ethics approval.

Project list

  • Happy Dog

    Animal Welfare League

    Assit with community education programs and develop resources at the AWL.

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  • Library Buddies

    Digital Library Buddies

    Join the Digital Library Buddies team to upskill seniors and other community members.

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  • Food and Nutrition Projects - Red Cross

    Red Cross Community Justice

    Red Cross is seeking students to plan, implement and evaluate programs and resources.

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  • Students working together

    Experiential Learning at Youth Space

    Share your passion for learning with secondary students.

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  • Flinders Street Baptist Church

    Teach and assist with teaching of English classes (education background not required)

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  • Communities for Families

    Communities for Families

    Family Zone is a hub at Ingle Farm Primary School with programs for new mums; migrants and community.

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  • Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

    Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

    AIME is a mentoring program where UniSA students mentor Indigenous high school students.

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  • journalism

    Community and citizenship opportunities

    Journalism students are sought to edit a blog and tell the stories of Community Projects at UniSA. 

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  • The Big Issue

    Projects at The Big Issue

    The Big Issue seeks students to work with vendors on building confidence.

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  • 3d_printing

    UniSA Connect: Secondary School Workshops

    Work with high school students on STEM and Career Awareness programs.

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  • Community Garden

    Mawson Lakes Community Garden

    Our Campus is about to grow its own community garden and needs your help!

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  • Supporting success

    Supporting success

    This collection of projects includes mentoring, sports and a work program for students with special needs.

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  • Negotiated Project

    Negotiated Project

    Program directors and students are invited to put forward their own ideas for community projects.

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  • Kura Yerlo

    Kura Yerlo

    Students will be working in the children’s centre implementing a nutrition program.

    Kura Yerlo
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    Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia

    Students will be assisting with service design and implementation and organisation of events.

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    Paralowie R-12

    Students from all diciplines are sought to work with small groups of Aboriginal high school students.

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  • Catalyst Foundation

    Catalyst Foundation

    Digital Training at the Catalyst Foundation

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  • City of Charles Sturt

    City of Charles Sturt

    Assist with Community Development projects at the City of Charles Sturt

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  • The Junction Community Centre

    Provide the local community with a range of activities, workshops and classes.

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  • Bird watching at the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary

    Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary

    An opportunity for environmental, tourism and geospatial science students.

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  • Children Playing

    SportsUnited

    Students are sought to assist in providing sport opportunities to foster cohesive communities.

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  • Children Playing

    Gymnastics SA – Trampoline Gymnastics

    Students are sought to assist with sports management and event management.

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  • GSM logo

    Good Shepherd Microfinance

    Assist the GSM team to help people that are experiencing financial stress or are on low income.

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  • SES volunteers

    Community Engagement Project - SES

    Make a significant contribution to the way the SES engages with the  SA community around emergency preparedness.

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  • Kids and solar panels

    CORENA

    Help establish stronger project flow and systems, to better manage the volunteer base, to run a strategic planning process, to explore new partnerships, and to improve marketing.

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