Community & Family Studies

2 unit course

Course Summary

Community and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon selected family studies, sociology, developmental psychology and students’ general life experiences. This course investigates the unique contributions of individuals, groups, families, and communities to develop effective social structures. 

Through the study of the Community and Family Studies course, students learn to develop:

  • knowledge and understanding about resource management, understanding about the contribution positive relationships make to individual, group, family and community wellbeing, knowledge about the influence of a range of societal factors on individuals and the nature of groups, families and communities, knowledge and understanding about research methodology and skills in researching, analysing and communicating
  • skills in the application of management processes to meet the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities and skills in critical thinking and the ability to take responsible action to promote well-being and an appreciation of the diversity and interdependence of individuals, groups, families and communities. 

75% theory and 25% depth study. 

2 exams and 3 assessment tasks.

What, if any, skills are needed?

There are no prerequisites for this subject.

Course Units
Year 11 Units Year 12 Units
Resource Management
Research Methodology
Individuals and Groups
Groups in Context
Families and Communities
Parenting and Caring
Social Impact of Technology
Career Options

Community and Family Studies allow you to think critically and creatively about key issues relating to relationships. Developing lifelong skills such as problem-solving, decision making, communication and collaboration are at the heart of studying them. These skills enable young people to be positive contributors to society. 

Studying this subject can lead to careers in:

  • medical fields
  • journalism
  • education
  • psychology
  • business
  • nutrition
  • tourism
  • marketing


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