Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject describes how knowledge of broad social and cultural contexts is applied to the types of work that is planned and implemented in the community services industry. This subject will prepare students to better understand different client groups and the issues that may impact their lives and service delivery.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS


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

Career Ready


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

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify ways in which major institutions in Australian society influence clients as individuals and as part of community and family groups .
02. Apply critical lens to understanding the potential impacts of social policy and cultural factors affecting equality
03. Explain how stratification contributes to the construction of social problems across issues of gender, ethnicity, age, occupation, disability/ability and sexual preference
04. Apply knowledge and skills to case examples to make preliminary assessments and frame initial responses to social context issues.

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