WELF 2001 Community Management and Organisations

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101644

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Description This unit focuses on community management in Australia and the social and economic factors that influence and frame community management practices. At the macro level, it examines the effects of neo-liberal (economic rationalist) reforms in the public and community sectors; and the rise of developments such as managerialism and 'third way' approaches, on community management practices. The unit also explores developments in management practices in response to social developments such as multiculturalism, recognition of diversity, equal employment opportunity and recognition of contextual and local issues. It further looks at community management work practices, including volunteerism, steering committees, management committees, and collectives.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Social Work

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1371 - Community Management and Organisations LGYA 9706 - Community Management and Organisations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe the competing agendas that impact on community management processes
  2. Analyse and appraise a diverse range of government, provider and consumer demands
  3. Summarise the of different forms of community management theories, styles and techniques
  4. Apply skills and strategies for working within different management models and organisations

Subject Content

Overview of the changing environment of community organisations and management
Consideration of the social, political and economic factors framing community organisations and management practices
Models and practices of community management
Strategies and skills for working within different models of management and organisation


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Log/Workbook - Workbook activities 800 words 20 N Individual
Report - Individual Report/Typology 1,200 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Hudson, M 2009, Managing without profit: leadership, management and governance in third sector organisations in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney

Teaching Periods

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