Details for Group and Community Work

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC515
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Sharon Garro


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Group and Community Work

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Develop an understanding of group and community principles and processes and how they can influence change processes;
  2. Examine group and community principles and processes in small group, class-based contexts;
  3. Critically analyse past and current group and community experiences alongside your class and personal research to understand your current practice and develop personal development plans;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify ethical and professional issues arising in group or community work and to apply a professional framework to effectively handle these issues.

Subject Content

  • Defining community & community development
  • Breaking through barriers
  • Bringing change; communication, negotiation, facilitation and support
  • Defining groups & group dynamics; Experiential Learning
  • Goals & interdependence; group communication
  • Leadership, power, decision making; controversy and creativity, managing conflict, diversity
  • Growth & counselling groups

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Learning Portfolio (30%)
  • Exam (20%)
  • Group Leadership and Reflection (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Johnson, D.W., & Johnson, F.P. (2016). Joining together: Group theory and group skills (12th ed.). NJ: Prentice-Hall International Inc.