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Community and family studies

Community and family studies aims to develop in students an ability to manage resources and to acquire the skills to support the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities in Australian society.

The course encourages students to develop an understanding about society and comprises components of family studies, sociology, developmental psychology and students' general life experiences.

This course focuses on skills in resource management that enable people to function effectively in their everyday lives, in families and communities. The dynamic nature of this area of study places particular importance on the skills of inquiry and investigation. 

Community and family studies provides opportunities for students to explore and develop positive attitudes about themselves and others as well as developing an understanding of their relationships within their families and other groups. Community and family studies encourages students to become proactive members of society as they examine the responsibilities they have in contributing to society.

Year 11

  • resource management
  • individuals and groups
  • families and communities

Year 12

  • research methodology including the IRP
  • groups in context
  • parenting and caring
  • option module: family and societal interactions