Service Learning in the Community - LTU2SLC

LTU2SLC provides students the opportunity to undertake a volunteering placement in a community setting and gain academic credit upon successful completion.  Students engage in a professional setting that promotes the development of active citizenship, social responsibility and in-depth community knowledge while combining hands-on community service with university-based assessments.

LTU2SLC Service Learning in the Community is an online elective subject available to undergraduate students in both the ASSC and SHE Colleges – this subject is not discipline specific.

Instead, LTU2SLC offers students the opportunity and flexibility to explore the world of volunteering and undertake a placement with a social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation that will benefit the community and contribute to the organisation’s mission. For example:

  • Creating sustainable and meaningful employment for disadvantaged groups in the community.
  • Building a fair and inclusive community.
  • Creating a healthier northern community.
  • Reducing the environmental impact of Australia’s food consumption.

Placements

LTU2SLC is a self-sourced subject, however a limited number of placements are available. To receive information on placements, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) (link provided below). Students are encouraged to source their own volunteering placement if they have a particular interest or cause they are passionate about. Self-sourced placements must be approved by the Subject Coordinator prior to enrolling in the subject.

For students requiring assistance to source a placement, the team has tools and resources to help you identify suitable organisations and guide you through the process. Please select the Placements link.

Subject Details

LTU2SLC Service Learning in the Community is an online subject available to undergraduate students located at all campuses and offered in the following semesters:

  • Semester 2 2021: 19 July - 15 October 2021
  • Summer 2021: 8 November 2021 – 11 February 2022

Duration of placement: 80 – 100 hours to be completed in one semester.

Scholarship - Pritam Dass Bursary for Service Learning in the Community

The Pritam Dass Bursary for Service Learning in the Community, issued twice per year, will help students wishing to further their community service skills and experience by providing vital cash support to students admitted to the subject, LTU2SLC.

The aim of the Pritam Dass Bursary for Service Learning in the Community is to encourage students to continue helping those in need or are less fortunate than us.

The two recipients of the Pritam Dass Bursary for Service Learning in the Community will receive a one-off payment of $1,500 each.

NOTE: Only students who have a placement approved by the Subject Coordinator are eligible to apply for the scholarship. See details of the scholarship.

Am I eligible to enrol in LTU2SLC?

You may be eligible to enrol in LTU2SLC if you meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program in either the College of ASSC or College of SHE.
  • In your second year of study.
  • Have completed 120 credit points.
  • Have a second year elective subject available.

Handbook

For information on the subject's objectives, requirements and study options, check the link below to access the subject specifics in the relevant University handbook entry:

Read the Handbook entry for LTU2SLC

Expression of Interest – Register your interest in LTU2SLC

Register your interest in LTU2SLC by completing the EOI (link below) and we will keep you updated on:

  • Placements available.
  • Tips on sourcing placements.
  • Key dates for applications and information sessions.
  • Scholarship details.

Note: The EOI is a register only.  Completing this form does not approve your enrolment.

Students who have sourced a placement for LTU2SLC Service Learning in the Community must complete the position description [Word doc 50KB] and submit this document along with the Individual Work Based Learning (WBL) Agreement to the Subject Coordinator via email service.learning@latrobe.edu.au for approval prior to enrolling in the subject.

For all other enquiries and to obtain a copy of the Individual WBL Agreement, please email: service.learning@latrobe.edu.au.

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