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Unit of Study LAWS2057 Welfare Law (2023)

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

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

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

identify and apply a range of strategies that can assist in overcoming the barriers to accessing justice

identify and define the responsibilities and obligations of those working in the welfare field in a legal and paralegal capacity.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Case study50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • This prescribed text is available online at Redfern Legal Centre, 2019, The Law Handbook: Your Practical Guide to the Law in New South Wales, 15th edn, Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co), Sydney. ISBN: 9780455243689.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

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