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MULT1035 Sustainability in Helping Professionals

Diploma and Bachelor Course Unit - Core 

Level: 100

Credit points: 6 (out of a total of 144)

Prerequisites: None

Mode of Study: Online and on-campus

Unit Description

Opening up possibilities for developing multidisciplinary knowledge and practice, ACAP draws on the 4 Disciplines in the College to develop three integrative units that are core to first-year Undergraduate courses. These inquiry-driven units lay the groundwork for engaging students with multidisciplinary thinking, discourse and initiative in their fields of endeavour and in their future profession/vocation. 

This unit will introduce students the issues of sustainability on a personal, professional and community level. We will examine individual and group practices that can meet the needs of current generations without compromising our or future generations ability to meet their own needs through a transdisciplinary perspective. This will encompass evidence-based approaches to promoting sustainability in the context of study, professional work and within our communities. The unit provides students with an opportunity to explore, analyse and reflect on the contribution of human behaviour to the sustainability of individuals and communities, and apply this to their personal, educational and future professional lives.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

a)    Explain current sustainability challenges in personal, professional and community contexts
b)    Define practice that promote personal, professional and community sustainability
c)    Explain contemporary evidenced-based approaches to taking action for social sustainability development
d)    Illustrate the role of the helping professions in fostering sustainable communities

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 10 hours per week. 


The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link:

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer to the Academic Misconduct Policy for full details.


Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.