WELF 1002 Context of Human Services

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101596

Coordinator Sharlotte Tusasiirwe Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces students to the role of human services within the Australian political context. Students will develop a critical analysis of the contribution of the market, state and community encouraging reflection on underpinning values. It will also identify the change strategies which can be developed and used in each of these domains to bring about socially just outcomes.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Incompatible Subjects WELF 1005 - Introduction to Welfare POLI 1005 - Social Policy

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe the shifts in Australian socio-political environment and apply this knowledge to locate how the human services are positioned within our contemporary context
  2. Explain the competing interests that challenge explanations of human services provision
  3. Distinguish the values of divergent perspectives underpinning competing explanations to critically evaluate their own values
  4. Develop strategies which can be used to generate positive social change

Subject Content

Australian political structure
Australian welfare provision
Introduction and analysis of the state
Introduction and analysis of the market
Introduction and analysis of community
Value underpinnings of individual and systemic understandings
Identification of change strategies
Operationalisation of change towards socially just ends

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 5 questions per week (12 weeks); At least one quiz to be submitted 20 N Individual
Essay 1,000 words 35 N Individual
Proposal 1,500 words 45 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Chenoweth, L & McAuliffe, D 2014 The road to social work and human service practice, 4th edn, Cengage Learning Australia, South Melbourne, Victoria.

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Liverpool (Summer A)

Day

Subject Contact Sharlotte Tusasiirwe Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron, Margaret Hall Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Liverpool

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Subject Contact Margaret Hall Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Margaret Hall Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron, Margaret Hall Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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