Special Project in Family Studies

Course code HLSC6511
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


Students undertaking the Master of Family Studies have the option of doing a Special Project in a Family Service or related organisation. The purpose of the project is to apply knowledge and skills developed in the core courses of the program to an area of interest related to Family Studies. The project can focus on policy or practice interventions in Family Studies.


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  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of a selected area of interest in Family Studies.

2. Use conceptual frameworks relevant to professional work in Family Studies.

3. Demonstrate an ability to design, implement and evaluate an appropriate field-based project.

4. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on a specific area of interest in Family Studies

5. Demonstrate cultural competence in Family Studies field work

6. Articulate the generalisable knowledge gained through the Special Project in Family Studies.


Monthly face to face or online meetings with academic supervisor. Plan to be set up based on project.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of program planning and evaluation methodologies.

Assessment Items

Proposal / Plan: Field Project Plan

Report: Final Project Reports

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.

Contact Hours

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Individual Supervision

Online 1.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Approximate average hours per week. Monthly face to face or online meetings with academic supervisor. Plan to be set up based on project.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self directed study of provided online activities, lectures and materials for 10 hrs per week for whole term. At least 120 hours of student effort overall.