SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY

SWP5SPA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will critically reflect on your experience of policy in social work practice and build your capacity for policy analysis and advocacy. You will appraise social policy theory, in particular, key social welfare ideologies and theories of justice, rights, needs and capabilities. You will apply this policy knowledge to analyse and evaluate contemporary social policy. You 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. You 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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP and must have passed SWP5PPA and SWP5RIA; OR Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM and must have passed SWP5PPB

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

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. Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary social policies against social work values.
02. Critically reflect on current social policy with reference to the Australian history of social welfare .
03. Evaluate rational and political policy process theories and models.
04. Appraise and justify different policy advocacy theories and strategies to selected policy areas.
05. Apply communication and technical skills to interpret and implement policy

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2,500-word report

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

Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500 word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2,500-word report

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

Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500 word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2,500-word report

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

Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500 word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2,500-word report

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

Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500 word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
online learning materials

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2,500-word report

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

Two online quizzes (equiv. to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500 word Individual essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5