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SCWK6948 - Social Policy Frameworks
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Gabrielle Meagher

Classes: 2hr seminar/week - evening

Assessment: 1x2000wd essay proposal and presentation (40%); 1x4000wd major essay (60%)

This unit aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the key institutional components of the Australian welfare system and the key issues and debates associated with the theory and practice of contemporary social policy. The target audience for this unit includes participants from a diverse range of organisations involved in human service provision. All human service work takes place in the context of social policy: social policy provides the mandate and the resources for human service work, and the activities of workers are extensively defined and shaped by social policy. In turn, human service workers are increasingly involved in the shaping of policy, or policy action. The rationale for this unit is to provide an opportunity for students to develop an advanced understanding of social policy frameworks in order to inform policy action.
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