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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2023

Community Studies


Subject Name Community Studies
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Community Studies
Staff Contact Heath Masters


Community Studies is a flexible individual project-based subject where students plan, organise and carry out a project of their choosing.  The project must total 60 hours of work, from initial planning to completion.  Previous projects have included: coaching sporting teams, work readiness, creating a doll, developing a personal wellbeing plan and many more – whatever you can think of can be worked into Community Studies.

Initially students complete a Contract of Work outlining their project and the steps they will take to achieve their goal.  During the project, students are expected to develop literacy, numeracy and one other SACE capability and interact with a mentor who will provide feedback on the project.

On completion of the project, students are required to present their project to an audience usually consisting of the teacher and mentor and write a reflection of their learning.


Contract of Work  70%

  • The Contract of Work
  • Folio of evidence
  • Presentation to an audience

Reflection  30%

  • Summary of the Community Activity
    • 200 words or 1 minute of total reflection
  • Reflection on the completion of the Contract of Work
    • 500 words or 3 minutes multimodal form

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