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Unit description

Explores the workings of Australia's welfare system and develops an understanding of the Post-Welfare State.

Unit content

Module 1: Social Policy – An Introduction

Module 2: The Politics of Social Policy

Module 3: Researching Social Policy

Module 4: Population Policy

Module 5: Housing Policy

Module 6: The Welfare and Post-Welfare State

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:
1identify some of the central issues in social policy development and analysis
2explain how different philosophical perspectives on social responsibility shape the policy process
3explain the relationship between social policy and the pursuit of social justice, as well as the impact of power relationships on gender, age, ethnicity, and socio-economic class
4describe how policies directly and indirectly impinge on practitioners in their workplaces.

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

  1. identify some of the central issues in social policy development and analysis
  2. explain how different philosophical perspectives on social responsibility shape the policy process
  3. explain the relationship between social policy and the pursuit of social justice, as well as the impact of power relationships on gender, age, ethnicity, and socio-economic class
  4. describe how policies directly and indirectly impinge on practitioners in their workplaces.

Teaching and assessment

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