WELF 2011 Management and Community Organisations (Block Mode)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101775

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Description This subject focuses on community management in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities 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 impact of developments such as managerialism and 'third way' approaches on community management practices. The subject has a specific focus on management practices and issues facing organisations operating in Indigenous communities. It explores the tensions and pressures faced by Indigenous organisations and strategies for developing sustainable management practices.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) WELF 2003

Equivalent Subjects WELF 2001 - Community Management and Organisations LGYA 7654 - Managing in Community Services (AREPMetro)


Students must be enrolled in 1689 Bachelor of Community and Social Development and must have successfully completed 60 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the competing agendas and policies that impact on community management processes
  2. Analyse and appraise a diverse range of government, provider and consumer and community demands on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations
  3. Recognise and critique different models of community management, management styles and techniques with reference to theories of community management
  4. Identify skills and strategies for working within different management models and organisations that best suit organisations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  5. Distinguish the local and sustainable management issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and community organisations

Subject Content

Overview of the changing environment for community organisations and management
Consideration of the social, political and economic factors framing community organisations and management practices in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Models and practices of community management for sustainability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Strategies and skills for working within different models of management and organisation
Issues and challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay Style Theory Analysis 1,500 words 50% N Individual
Set Project 1,500 words 50% N Individual