Capacity Building in the Human Services

10 Units

Using intensive workshop mode this course provides students working in human service organizations with an opportunity to critically review concepts and theories underpinning individual, group and community capacity building processes. The course reviews practice examples and provides an opportunity for skill development and application to practice contexts.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

The objectives of this course are to:

  1. Review theoretical paradigms underpinning capacity building.
  2. Examine practice skills aimed at developing strengths, resilience and capacity building.
  3. Apply capacity building concepts, theories and skills to a particular human service practice context.

The course includes:

  1. An overview of ideological and theoretical paradigm informing capacity building.
  2. Critical analysis of current theories and concepts related to capacity building, e.g. resilience, strengths, assets and community building.
  3. A study of case examples demonstrating the application of capacity building in the human services field.
  4. Workshop practice of capacity building skills.
  5. Application of capacity building concepts, theories and skills to human service settings.
Replacing Course(s) Not applicable.
Transition Not applicable.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 2000 words, 40%
  • Other: (please specify) - All assessment items must be submitted to pass the course.
  • Presentations - Individual - 10%
  • Reports - 3000 words, 50%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for SWRK6008

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