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Unit description

Introduces students to legal concepts and resources within the welfare system and will develop their ability to make appropriate referrals. Welfare law is an area that has grown with the increasing sophistication of the welfare state. An understanding of the complexities of this emerging area of law is essential for those working within this field.

Unit content

Topic 1: The welfare state
Topic 2: Access to law
Topic 3: Broadening access to law
Topic 4: The family
Topic 5: Domestic violence
Topic 6: Youth
Topic 7: Income support
Topic 8: Housing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical basis of the Australian ‘welfare state’, of the link between the taxation and the welfare systems, and of how the federal government manages the economy
2demonstrate an ability to identify and assist a welfare client with their problems by providing the appropriate referrals and explaining the relevant laws, policies and practices
3identify and apply a range of strategies that can assist in overcoming the barriers to accessing justice
4identify and define the responsibilities and obligations of those working in the welfare field in a legal and paralegal capacity.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical basis of the Australian ‘welfare state’, of the link between the taxation and the welfare systems, and of how the federal government manages the economy
  2. demonstrate an ability to identify and assist a welfare client with their problems by providing the appropriate referrals and explaining the relevant laws, policies and practices
  3. identify and apply a range of strategies that can assist in overcoming the barriers to accessing justice
  4. identify and define the responsibilities and obligations of those working in the welfare field in a legal and paralegal capacity.

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Essay40%
Essay60%
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Fee information

Domestic

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