School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Social Work and Social PolicyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400511.6

Discipline: SOCIAL WORK

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Robyn North

Equivalent Units
400514 - Political Economy of the Welfare State

101596 Context of Human Services

This pre-requisite will not apply to students enrolled in course 1874 Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work).

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 1666/4598 Bachelor of Social Work, 1713 Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social Work or 1874 Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work).

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit examines the context and challenges for social policy in Australia and the relationship between social policy and social work practice. Topics covered include: fundamental debates in welfare policy; comparative and historical contexts in how welfare policy is developed; the impacts of remedial welfare policy and policy solutions to disadvantage; and strategies to influence policy development related to social work practice.

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