HSS504 Building Community Resilience (2)

This subject introduces students to the range of community processes and their implications for community resilience. It investigates and evaluates ways in which innovative and inclusive approaches to supporting and building community resilience can be implemented, and considers implications for students professional practice.


Micro Session 2 (32)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Micro Session 6 (82)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HSS504. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define resilience in the context of communities;
  • be able to criticallly appraise the ways that processes of community stratification can impact on community resilience;
  • be able to identify a range of approaches to building community resilience in order to ensure communities are strengthened through innovative and inclusive practices; and
  • be able to apply a sustainable model of community resilience to a known community problem and identify implications for professional practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Community resilience in the context of stratification and power in communities (40% of content)
  • Foundations of community resilience: transforming power in communities to community power through innovative and inclusive approaches (40% of content)
  • Implications for professional practice (20% of content)

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HSS504 in Micro 6 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Community resilience
Addressing community inclusivity
Connecting community groups for resilience

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.