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Area/Catalogue
WELF 4039

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
171995

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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 1)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To enable the students to develop and apply legal knowledge and skills required of social and human service workers and to critically examine legal responses to social issues in contemporary practice.

Course content

Students will gain an understanding of key pieces of legislation which directly impact the practice environment and the profession. Students will develop an introductory knowledge of the law, including child protection law, family law, youth justice, domestic violence, discrimination and human rights law, criminal law, housing law and the role of the Coroner. As well as the understanding of the relationship between professional ethics and law, students will be able to apply their knowledge to the legal parameters for human service workers, the social justice and ethical issues involved, and confidentiality.

Textbook(s)

Kennedy, R, Richards, J and Leiman, T 2016, Integrating Human Service Law and Practice, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 10 weeks x n/a

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
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2000 words equivalent 50% N/A
Case study 2500 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4S)
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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.

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