PROJECT (Total grade = 25%)
Action Plan Proposal

This assessment builds on your theoretical knowledge and applies that theoretical learning to a practice situation. The assessment consists of two parts: a) an Individual written assessment – Action Plan Proposal; and b) a Group Presentation.

Part A: Individual Written Assessment (Action Plan Proposal)
Due Date: Week 11
Word count: 1200-1500 words (25%)

You are required to work in small groups of 3-4 during class tutorials, in order to work towards the preparation of an Action Plan Proposal for a community development project based on the case study options listed below (each student will submit an individual proposal). Your submissions will be very similar to your team members and a high turnitin score not considered. Your group will choose either Case Study option 1 or 2.

This is NOT an essay. You must use the provided blank template to complete this task.
The filled in template is an example to guide you on what is required.

Work done in tutorials will inform your proposal with the support of your teacher, but you will also need to do your own individual out-of-class research to inform your proposal, including researching on capacity building models and innovative community development programs relevant to the case study. You will also need to consult the relevant literature and the community toolbox in order to inform your proposal.
CASE STUDY 1.
International students within Australia in 2022 are experiencing a number of issues related to their tenure in Australia. These include issues such as homesickness, discrimination, issues with accessing employment, financial stress, anxiety / depression and others.
The Federal Government has allocated funding for the next 2 years to assist you to address the social issues and wellbeing of students through a Community Development initiative. Your group is allocated $10,000 a year.
Within your small group you are to identify an issue or concern important and relevant to international students. As a group, develop a small program to addresses a particular need and or interests of International Students. Using the template, you are to jointly plan the project for the students in your college or a broader group of international student. EG. Nepalese students in Australia, International students studying Social work, etc.
CASE STUDY 2.
Many refugees and assylum seekers have exceptional talents and tertiary qualifications in certain areas but they find barriers in Australia when looking for employment, in accessing health care, education and affordable housing. Many don’t know where to seek help and have a poor understanding of how to access health services.
The Federal Government has allocated funding for the next 2 years to assist them in their access to employment, health or education through a Community Development initiative. Your group is allocated $10,000 a year.
You need to initially define who is your target group of refugees ie. Sudanese, Afgani, Burmese etc. Do some research on the particular issues they face and look at past projects. Within your small group you are to identify an issue or concern important and relevant to refugees or assylum seekers and develop a small program to addresses a particular need or gap. Using the template, you are to jointly plan the project for them.
You must use APA 7 referencing. Your written individual action plan proposal should each include a few (scholarly) journal articles or books that you draw upon for your research in the ‘Target Group’ and ‘Background’ section of the plan.
The format of your assessment will be discussed in greater detail during tutorials.
Do NOT utilize sources such as www.tutor2u.com and other such web materials as these in no way constitute academic references for the purpose of your assignments. If you rely on such sources for theoretical support, you will be deemed NOT to have met the requirements of the assessment.

Action Plan Proposal

Case Study: Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Target Group: Refugees and asylum seekers who are struggling to access employment, health care, education, and affordable housing in Australia.

Background:

Refugees and asylum seekers are a vulnerable population group who often face significant challenges in accessing the resources they need to rebuild their lives. In Australia, refugees and asylum seekers may face barriers to employment, including language barriers, lack of work experience, and discrimination. They may also have difficulty accessing health care, education, and affordable housing.

The Federal Government has allocated funding for a community development initiative to assist refugees and asylum seekers in accessing employment, health care, education, and affordable housing. The goal of this initiative is to help refugees and asylum seekers become self-sufficient and contribute to Australian society.

Problem Statement:

Refugees and asylum seekers face significant challenges in accessing the resources they need to rebuild their lives. These challenges include:

Language barriers
Lack of work experience
Discrimination
Lack of knowledge about Australian systems and services
These challenges can make it difficult for refugees and asylum seekers to find jobs, get health care, access education, and find affordable housing.

Goal:

The goal of this community development initiative is to help refugees and asylum seekers become self-sufficient and contribute to Australian society.

Objectives:

The specific objectives of this community development initiative are to:

Help refugees and asylum seekers find jobs
Provide refugees and asylum seekers with access to health care
Provide refugees and asylum seekers with access to education
Provide refugees and asylum seekers with access to affordable housing
Strategies:

The following strategies will be used to achieve the objectives of this community development initiative:

Job training and placement services
Health care navigation services
Educational support services
Housing assistance services
Evaluation:

The success of this community development initiative will be evaluated based on the following indicators:

The number of refugees and asylum seekers who find jobs
The number of refugees and asylum seekers who access health care
The number of refugees and asylum seekers who access education
The number of refugees and asylum seekers who access affordable housing
Budget:

The total budget for this community development initiative is $10,000 per year. This budget will be used to cover the costs of:

Staff salaries
Program materials
Marketing and outreach
Timeline:

This community development initiative will be implemented over a two-year period. The first year will be focused on planning and development, and the second year will be focused on implementation and evaluation.

Conclusion:

This community development initiative will provide much-needed support to refugees and asylum seekers who are struggling to access the resources they need to rebuild their lives. By providing job training and placement services, health care navigation services, educational support services, and housing assistance services, this initiative will help refugees and asylum seekers become self-sufficient and contribute to Australian society.

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