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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on the enactment and review of decisions and outcomes in Child Protection practice from a leadership perspective. Drawing on skills and knowledge from the previous subjects, students will explore how these apply to different results-focused aspects of leadership such as, ensuring that interventions planned are put into operation effectively, supervision, team leadership, and middle and senior management functions. There will be an emphasis on complex client, staff and organisational situations with a particular view to exploring potential constraints, problem-solving and troubleshooting, while developing and sustaining a healthy learning and positive organisational culture.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMargarita Frederico

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnnual report of inquiries into the deaths of children known to Child ProtectionRecommendedVictorian Child Death Review Committee 2009OFFICE OF THE CHILD SAFETY COMMISSIONER, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and synthesize understanding of what consititues best outcomes for children and how to facilitate these being acheived through leadership

Indentifying an outcomes framework and outcomes measures and analsying research on outcomes and the role of leadership

02. Investigate and crtically reflect on the interpretation and application of Best Interests Practice Model with emphasis on action and review

Study of audits, reviews, evaluations best practice models to understand what influences effective application of the model and tools for evaluation and review

03. Justify and reflect on a range of approaches to deliver results through co-creating success such as through supervision and collabouration with other services

Exploring knowedge and skills of supervison and its influence on outcomes for clients

04. Investigate the characterisitcs of excellent organisations and how to promote the presence of these characteristics.

Review of organanistion theory and application to child and family practice organisations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2015, Semester 1, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargarita Frederico

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 6.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching to be delivered over three 2-day blocks (six days in total)."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
one 3,500-word essay7501, 02, 03
one 50-minute group presentation equivalent of 1000 words2501, 02, 03, 04