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 email@example.com
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.
Animal Welfare League
Assit with community education programs and develop resources at the AWL.Read more
Digital Library Buddies
Join the Digital Library Buddies team to upskill seniors and other community members.Find out more
Red Cross Community Justice
Red Cross is seeking students to plan, implement and evaluate programs and resources.Find out more
Experiential Learning at Youth Space
Share your passion for learning with secondary students.Find out more
Flinders Street Baptist Church
Teach and assist with teaching of English classes (education background not required)Find out more
Communities for Families
Family Zone is a hub at Ingle Farm Primary School with programs for new mums; migrants and community.Find out more
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
AIME is a mentoring program where UniSA students mentor Indigenous high school students.Discover more
Community and citizenship opportunities
Journalism students are sought to edit a blog and tell the stories of Community Projects at UniSA.Learn more
Projects at The Big Issue
The Big Issue seeks students to work with vendors on building confidence.Read more
UniSA Connect: Secondary School Workshops
Work with high school students on STEM and Career Awareness programs.Discover more
Mawson Lakes Community Garden
Our Campus is about to grow its own community garden and needs your help!Read more
This collection of projects includes mentoring, sports and a work program for students with special needs.Read more
Program directors and students are invited to put forward their own ideas for community projects.Find out more
Students will be working in the children’s centre implementing a nutrition program.Kura Yerlo
Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia
Students will be assisting with service design and implementation and organisation of events.Find out more
Students from all diciplines are sought to work with small groups of Aboriginal high school students.Find out more
Digital Training at the Catalyst FoundationDiscover more
City of Charles Sturt
Assist with Community Development projects at the City of Charles SturtDiscover More
The Junction Community Centre
Provide the local community with a range of activities, workshops and classes.Find out more
Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary
An opportunity for environmental, tourism and geospatial science students.Find out more
Students are sought to assist in providing sport opportunities to foster cohesive communities.Find out more
Gymnastics SA – Trampoline Gymnastics
Students are sought to assist with sports management and event management.Find out more
Good Shepherd Microfinance
Assist the GSM team to help people that are experiencing financial stress or are on low income.Find out more
Community Engagement Project - SES
Make a significant contribution to the way the SES engages with the SA community around emergency preparedness.Find out more
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.Find out more