Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject we aim to - (i) develop skills in, and a critical understanding of, the practical aspects of dispute resolution via negotiation, mediation and conciliation; and (ii) provide insights and skills in fostering community participation processes as a means of enhancing community development. Approximately half the unit is devoted to negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution of conflicts which arise in relation to development proposals. The issues that emerge from examining disputes and concerns that arise from development proposals are examined in order to provide a more advanced understanding of techniques for managing community conflicts and for fostering public participation in decision-making.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment into the Bachelor of Urban, Rural & Environmental Planning or a postgraduate Planning course. Students enrolled ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDeveloping communities for the future: community development in Australia,PrescribedKenny, S.NELSON AUSTRALIA 1994
ReadingsEveryone can win: how to resolve conflict,PrescribedCornelius, H. and Faire, S.SIMON & SCHUSTER 1991
ReadingsUnderstanding small rural communities and the consultation process,PrescribedWolsenholme, R.RURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE UNE 1995

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 10 - 22
Eight 6.5 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Conduct interviews about community consultation and analyse outcomes 1000 words20
Develop a community consultation plan 1000 words10
Essay 2000 words25
Group/individual role play equivalent 1800 words20
Reflective essay on the role play 1000 words10
Report on conflict or dispute 1200 words15