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Area/Catalogue
POLI 2027

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105822

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To analyse and critique social policy processes and their application to human services in Australia.

Course content

The students will develop advanced skills in social policies analysis. Specifically, students will research and analyse social work and human service policies in relation to: policy cycles; policy planning, instruments, analysis, implementation and evaluation; resources allocation; equity and diversity; government and third sector relationships; global social policy and policy transfers, and policy activism.

Textbook(s)

Althaus, C, Bridgeman, P & Davis, G 2018, The Australian Policy Handbook, 6th edn, Allen and Unwin, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
POLI 1012 Australian Social Policy

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
External (On-campus workshop) 3 hours x 1 session
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
External (On-campus workshop) 3 hours x 1 session

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 2000 words 45% N/A
Policy analysis paper 2500 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2000 words 45% N/A
Policy analysis paper 2500 words 55% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Continuous assessment 2000 words 45% N/A
Policy analysis paper 2500 words 55% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment 2000 words 45% N/A
Policy analysis paper 2500 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2000 words 45% N/A
Policy analysis paper 2500 words 55% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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

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