SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY

SWP5SPA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students critically reflect on their experience of policy in social work practice and build their capacity for policy analysis and advocacy. Students will appraise social policy theory, in particular, key social welfare ideologies and theories of justice, rights, needs and capabilities.Students will apply this policy knowledge to analyse and evaluate contemporary social policy. Students will demonstrate critical understanding of institutional and other diverse factors that shape social policies and the rational and political processes by which policy is developed and implemented. Students will develop the skills necessary to become beginning policy practitioners who can use experience and research to identify issues, interpret policy, and contribute to processes of policy development and change.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP (BHS&MSW) and must have passed SWP5PPA and SWP5RIA. OR Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM, (MSW) and must have passed SWP5PPB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary social policies against social work values.

Activities:
Report and Online Quiz 1

02. Interpret current social policy historically within Australian approaches to social welfare.

Activities:
Report and Online Quiz 1

03. Differentiate between rational and political policy process theories and models.

Activities:
Presentation and Online Quiz 2

04. Appraise and apply different policy advocacy theories and strategies to a selected policy area.

Activities:
Presentation and Online Quiz 2

05. Demonstrate high level verbal and written communication skills and group problem solving.

Activities:
Presentation and Report

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarran Stonehouse

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word reportHurdle requirement: must be submitted to pass subject. Hurdle assessments exist in this subject, as the Australasian Association of Social Workers (AASW) requires the successful completion of a Social Policy subject prior to practice.45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)Hurdle requirement: Both online tests must be attempted to pass the subject25 01, 02
One 1,000 word Individual essay connected to group presentationHurdle requirement. Must be submitted to pass the subject15 03
Group presentation (5 minutes per member 500 words equivalent)Group presentation provides an introduction and conclusion to individual presentations.15 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word reportHurdle requirement: must be submitted to pass subject. Hurdle assessments exist in this subject, as the Australasian Association of Social Workers (AASW) requires the successful completion of a Social Policy subject prior to practice.45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)Hurdle requirement: Both online tests must be attempted to pass the subject25 01, 02
One 1,000 word Individual essay connected to group presentationHurdle requirement. Must be submitted to pass the subject15 03
Group presentation (5 minutes per member 500 words equivalent)Group presentation provides an introduction and conclusion to individual presentations.15 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word reportHurdle requirement: must be submitted to pass subject. Hurdle assessments exist in this subject, as the Australasian Association of Social Workers (AASW) requires the successful completion of a Social Policy subject prior to practice.45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)Hurdle requirement: Both online tests must be attempted to pass the subject25 01, 02
One 1,000 word Individual essay connected to group presentationHurdle requirement. Must be submitted to pass the subject15 03
Group presentation (5 minutes per member 500 words equivalent)Group presentation provides an introduction and conclusion to individual presentations.15 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"12 1-hour teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word reportHurdle requirement: must be submitted to pass subject. Hurdle assessments exist in this subject, as the Australasian Association of Social Workers (AASW) requires the successful completion of a Social Policy subject prior to practice.45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)Hurdle requirement: Both online tests must be attempted to pass the subject25 01, 02
One 1,000 word Individual essay connected to group presentationHurdle requirement. Must be submitted to pass the subject15 03
Group presentation (5 minutes per member 500 words equivalent)Group presentation provides an introduction and conclusion to individual presentations.15 02, 03, 04, 05