CONTEMPORARY HUMAN SERVICES

SWP1CHS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the various contexts in which contemporary social work and human services practice takes place. Students will begin to develop their understanding of the social work profession, including its values, ethics and practice approaches. They will do so through examining the various 'fields of practice' in which social workers operate, including the types of organisations, programs and policies which comprise these. In broadening their knowledge beyond these immediate fields of practice, students will explore the development of the welfare state and build their understanding of the key political, social, economic and global forces which have shaped the contemporary practice context and which will continue to influence human services and the social work profession into the future. The subject provides important foundation knowledge for subsequent subjects in 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of the course.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Engaging with Social Work: A Critical Introduction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMorley, C., Macfarlane, S. and Ablett, P.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge University Press

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Australian Social Policy and the Human Services

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCarson, E. and Kerr, L.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge University Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Road to Social Work and Human Services Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChenoweth, L. & McAuliffe, D.

Year2014

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explore how professional values and ethics can guide contemporary human services and social work practice
02. Identify the various contexts (professional, practice, organisational, political, social, economic and global in which contemporary human services/social work practice takes place
03. Describe a specific field of practice in human services/social work, including types of organisations, policies, programs and relevant practice issues, challenges and opportunities
04. Examine the development of the Australian Welfare State and describe the key changes that have occurred in recent decades and their impacts of human services/social work practice
05. Examine the political context of contemporary human services/social work practice, including identifying the key features of the Australian system of government and describing the influence of political ideologies

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.
10 x 1-hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 31-34, 36-39 and 41-42).

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 31-43)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1250 word individual written assignment.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2000 word individual written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

10 online quizzes (2.5 marks per quiz) in weeks 1-4 and 6-11 (equivalent to 500 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.
10 x 1-hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 31-34, 36-39 and 41-42).

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 31-43)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1250 word individual written assignment.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2000 word individual written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

10 online quizzes (2.5 marks per quiz) in weeks 1-4 and 6-11 (equivalent to 500 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.
10 x 1-hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 31-34, 36-39 and 41-42).

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 31-43)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1250 word individual written assignment.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2000 word individual written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

10 online quizzes (2.5 marks per quiz) in weeks 1-4 and 6-11 (equivalent to 500 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Horsell

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.
10 x 1-hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 31-34, 36-39 and 41-42).

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 31-43)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1250 word individual written assignment.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2000 word individual written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

10 online quizzes (2.5 marks per quiz) in weeks 1-4 and 6-11 (equivalent to 500 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.
10 x 1-hour directed reading and online learning packages (weeks 31-34, 36-39 and 41-42).

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
12 x 2-hour workshops (weeks 31-43)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1250 word individual written assignment.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2000 word individual written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

10 online quizzes (2.5 marks per quiz) in weeks 1-4 and 6-11 (equivalent to 500 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5