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Area/Catalogue
WELF 1014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
006863

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1 & 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To introduce students to foundation knowledge about the political context and development of the human services, their relationship to dominant values and the nature of professional intervention.

Course content

The students will develop knowledge of the impact of European invasion on Indigenous Australians and will become familiar with historical themes in social policy and human service provision with an emphasis on human rights and social justice and the role of government and non-government organisations in delivering human services.
The students will develop the skills to analyse comparative approaches to human service provision and the values and ethical foundations of human service professions.

Textbook(s)

Chenoweth, L & McAuliffe, D 2017, The road to social work and human service practice, 5th Edition, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 2.5 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
External (Online) 2.5 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Continuous assessment 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Continuous assessment 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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