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Community and Family Studies

Course Description:

Community and Family Studies is designed to develop in each student an understanding of the diverse nature and interdependence of families and communities, within Australian society. The course enables students to plan and manage resources effectively in order to address contemporary issues facing families and communities.

What will I be doing in this course?

Year 11:

Resource Management (approximately 20% of course time).                                     

  • Basic concepts of the resource management process

Individuals and Groups (approximately 40% of course time).                                       

  • The individual’s roles, relationships and tasks within groups

Families and Communities (approximately 40% of course time).                           

  • Family structures and functions and the interaction between family and community

Year 12:

Research Methodology (approximately 25% of course time).  

  • Research methodology and skills culminating in the production of an Independent Research Project

Groups in Context (approximately 25% of course time).  

  • The characteristics and needs of specific community groups.

Parenting and Caring (approximately 25% of course time).

  • Issues facing individuals and groups who adopt roles of parenting and caring in contemporary society

Individuals and Work (approximately 25% 0f course time). 

  • Contemporary issues confronting individuals as they manage roles within both their family and work environments.

How will this course help me in the future?

The wide variety of content studied in CAFS would be beneficial to most career paths. Some include (but not limited to) childcare, health, nursing, policing, teaching, administration, social work, working with specialised groups e.g The Disabled, Aged etc.