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Area/Catalogue
POLI 1012

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
012687

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Summer Term
(Study Period 7)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To examine the historical development of Australian social policies and develop an understanding of their theoretical and ideological underpinnings.

Course content

The students will develop further knowledge of the themes in the historical development of Australian social policy as well an understanding of significant social policies and the policy making process. The students will demonstrate the skill of applying a theoretical framework of policy analysis to (some of) employment, income, security, housing, health, family, social inclusion social care, policy in relation to older Australians.

Textbook(s)

Carson, E. and Kerr, L 2017, Australian social policy and the human services, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
POLI 1008 Governance and Citizenship in Australia

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 2.5 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, 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 1800 words 40% N/A
Major essay 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
Major essay 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
Major essay 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
Major essay 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
Major essay 2700 words 60% 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
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* 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
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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