LES510 Project Management in Community Leisure and Health (16)

The subject examines both theoretical and practical aspects of project management, and critiques these from a community development perspective. The subject illuminates some of the problems associated with prescriptive project management practices in designing community based leisure and health programs. It draws on community development knowledge to highlight how project management skills can be complemented by community development principles so as to foster engagement and sustainability in the development of leisure and health programs.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of conventional project management skills as they pertain to community based leisure and health programs
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these skills may be applied in community leisure and health programs
  • be able to identify the limits of project management skills in community development practice
  • be able to demonstrate a capacity to critique the use of project management skills from a community development perspective
  • be able to identify how community development principles could be incorporated into project management practices in community leisure and health programs
  • be able to develop an appropriate suite of project management skills to suit the needs of a variety of community leisure and health projects
  • be able to analyse the value and benefits of using facilitative, inclusive and participatory processes in the implementation of community, leisure projects


This subject will cover the following topics:

Social context of health and leisure Community, community health and community development An introduction to projects and their evolution Project management in community contexts a critical framework Project management and community development Project planning, development and evaluation The practice of community development in leisure and health contexts The integration of community development principles into leisure and health project management


Current Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.