This unit involves a 12,000 word qualitative research study grounded in the field of practice. It provides an opportunity for the candidate to integrate their awareness gained through immersion within the practicum during CN902.502 and CN904.512 along with their theoretical underpinnings, especially those gained through their chosen readings in a particular theorist through taking CN905.512. The study must address legitimate community problems using an appropriate theoretical lens and involve a rich analysis of the sorts of predicaments and challenges commonly acknowledged in the domain of community counselling.The design of this research is intentionally to affect change transforming the world from what it is into something better. Topics are therefore concerned with intervention, innovation and change and the research is intended to effect change while actually studying the process of change initiatives. Research findings should be of benefit to stakeholders and participants alike and should not be manipulative or exploitative. In most situations candidates will be involved in researching community counselling interventions in practice using one of the suite of Action Research approaches. This may be allied with other qualitative research methods suited to inquiry in community counselling such as critical ethnography, phenomenological or narrative methodolgies. For instance, students may undertake research that addresses a prominent community counselling issue in an actual community context such as marginalisation, racism,the plight of asylum seekers or the disabled. But the critical feature of this research is that it also must include the study of a planned and executed intervention.