UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

SWP3UIO

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the impact of organisational contexts on social work practice. Students analyse the structure, purpose and dynamics of 21st century human service organisations and build an understanding of the role organisations play in implementing social policies and delivering services. Students examine governance and decision making and the role of organisational culture in shaping the experience of service users. Students are introduced to the changing organisational context in which social workers are employed, how they operate effectively in teams and alongside other professionals. Strategies such as the use of professional supervision and critical reflection are considered in light of the common challenges and tensions that occur between professional expectations, social policy imperatives and organisational pragmatics.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKP, HZSKM, HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS, HBCSVB, HBCSVD, HBCSVS, HBCSVM, HBCSVW, HBCSV and must have passed SWP2IPP All others require coordinators approval

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

Professional practice in human service organizations

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcDonald, C., Craig, C., Hawkins, L. & Williams, J.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Organizations and management in social work

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHughes, M. & Wearing, M.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLONDON:SAGE

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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. Synthesise knowledge of organisational theories and key features of organisations to analyse specific human service organisations.
02. Analyse and reflect on the impact of different organisational contexts (e.g. statutory, advocacy, community, clinical on social work practice.
03. Reflect on how organisational policies, ideologies, structure and culture impact upon service access and the service user's experience of service delivery.
04. Develop strategies to address the challenges and tensions between social policy, organisational imperatives and professional identity.

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-ordinatorHeather Downey

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 42
Eleven 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

30 minute group presentation of an organisational analysis (600 words equivalent)Oral presentation (on video and in class). 5 students per group = 6 minutes presentation per student. 600 words equivalent per student

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on the organisational analysis process (800 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 60 minute on-line quiz (1000 word equivalent)Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 42
Eleven 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

30 minute group presentation of an organisational analysis (600 words equivalent)Oral presentation (on video and in class). 5 students per group = 6 minutes presentation per student. 600 words equivalent per student

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on the organisational analysis process (800 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 60 minute on-line quiz (1000 word equivalent)Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 42
Eleven 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

30 minute group presentation of an organisational analysis (600 words equivalent)Oral presentation (on video and in class). 5 students per group = 6 minutes presentation per student. 600 words equivalent per student

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on the organisational analysis process (800 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 60 minute on-line quiz (1000 word equivalent)Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 42
Eleven 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

30 minute group presentation of an organisational analysis (600 words equivalent)Oral presentation (on video and in class). 5 students per group = 6 minutes presentation per student. 600 words equivalent per student

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on the organisational analysis process (800 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 60 minute on-line quiz (1000 word equivalent)Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 42
Eleven 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

30 minute group presentation of an organisational analysis (600 words equivalent)Oral presentation (on video and in class). 5 students per group = 6 minutes presentation per student. 600 words equivalent per student

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on the organisational analysis process (800 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 60 minute on-line quiz (1000 word equivalent)Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 42
Eleven 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

30 minute group presentation of an organisational analysis (600 words equivalent)Oral presentation (on video and in class). 5 students per group = 6 minutes presentation per student. 600 words equivalent per student

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on the organisational analysis process (800 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 60 minute on-line quiz (1000 word equivalent)Students will be able to see which questions they answered correctly/ incorrectly.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 90 minute case study test (1500 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4