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CAW3002 Community Project 2

Semester 2, 2023 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Course Coordinator: Rhiannan Johnson


Pre-requisite: CAW3001


This course seeks to explore at an advanced level the intersection between theory and practice within the creative arts and human services sectors. Students operating at an advanced level will be able to be independent and apply critical thinking to integrate their knowledge of both sectors to generate an appropriate project for implementation. All 3rd year students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing will undertake this applied project course to ensure entry level practical experience within a community setting to assist in their preparation for employment. It is particularly important that students are able to identify problems, resolve them in a creative and ethical manner, and reflect critically on the process. This course enables students to build on the skills and insights gained from completing CAW3001 by enacting independent practice within a community setting under limited supervision.

This course is a capstone course in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing. To increase employability, it is vital that that students experience practical and collaborative application of what they have learnt in the degree thus far in a community setting. Students will take part in a community project that will synthesise theory and practice at an advanced 3rd year level with a particular focus on their selected creative arts discipline. To successfully complete this course students will be required to initiate, implement, and acquit a relevant community project, or to undertake a self-devised research project.

Course learning outcomes

  1. Apply practical proficiency in chosen creative arts discipline by leading the processes and outcomes relevant to a wellbeing project within a community setting or equivalent.
  2. Determine appropriate human services and creative arts theories to integrate with creative practice to design a community project to assist problem solving leading to positive outcomes.
  3. Communicate effectively employing cultural and emotional intelligence, ethical perspectives and empathy to affect positive collaboration with community stakeholders.
  4. Design a wellbeing project to implement in community taking into account ethical considerations and including an assessment of risk to participants.
  5. Engage autonomous and collaborative strategies demonstrating leadership and independence to conceive, design, implement, acquit and reflect on a project relevant to the human services and creative arts industries.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Putting theory into practice – when human services and creative arts combine. 10.00
2. Identifying community need and successfully pitching project ideas to generate creative solutions. 15.00
3. Ethical approaches and risk assessments. 15.00
4. Communication and collaboration central to working with community. 20.00
5. Independent project implementation. 20.00
6. Project acquittal and critical reflection. 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Planning document No 20 2,3,5
Assignments Written Report No 30 1,2,3,4
Assignments Creative Portfolio No 50 1,2,3,4,5
Date printed 24 September 2023