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Community and Family Studies (CAFS)

The Community and Family Studies Stage 6 program aims to develop in each student an ability to manage resources and take action to support the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities in Australian society.

CAFS is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon selected components of family studies, sociology, development psychology and students general life experiences. This course focuses on skills in resource management that enable people to function effectively in their everyday lives, in families and communities.

Research is an integral component of this subject. Students are required to develop and utilise research skills in planning, collecting and recording, interpreting, analysing and presenting as they employ various research methodologies to complete an Independent Research Project (IRP).

Scope and Sequences

Preliminary CAFS


For more information on any of the courses mentioned above please visit the Board of Studies website at: