Community and Family Studies utilises an ecological framework to investigate the interactions among the individual, family, community and society.
The Preliminary course focuses on the individual and their interactions with personal groups, family and community.
The HSC course builds upon this by examining how the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities is affected by broader societal influences including sociocultural, economic and political factors.
Research is an integral component of this subject. Students are required to develop and utilise research skills in planning, collecting, recording, interpreting, analysing and presenting as they employ various research methodologies to complete an Independent Research Project (IRP).