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Area/Catalogue
WELF 5099

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101909

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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)

Course aim

To introduce the human services as a context for social work practice and critically analyse the interplay of social and economic policy and organisational service delivery in an Australian and international human service contexts.

Course content

Students will develop an advanced knowledge of historical themes in the evolution and delivery of social work, welfare and community services delivery, the underpinning values of human rights and social justice and the engagement of Indigenous Australians with the human services. Students will critically analyse contemporary trends in social policy and the planning and evaluating of human services including the role of organisations as mediators of social policy delivery with an emphasis on service delivery models, professional social work in organisational contexts and social work leadership.

Textbook(s)

Chenoweth, L. & Mcauliffe, D. 2012, The road to social work and human service practice, 4th edition, Cengage Learning, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 10 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
Presentation 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
Essay 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Presentation 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
Essay 2700 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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

Degrees this course is offered in

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