Back to Find Units Page

Unit of Study LAW00059 - Welfare Law (2016)

Show me unit information for year

Unit Snapshot


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical basis of the Australian 'welfare state';
2 demonstrate knowledge of the link between the taxation and the welfare; systems and how the federal government manages the economy;
3 demonstrate an ability to identify and assist a welfare client with their problems by providing the appropriate referral and explaining the relevant law, policy or practice in the areas of welfare law studied during the unit;
4 Identify and apply a range of strategies that can assist in overcoming the barriers to accessing justice
5 Identify and define the responsibilities and obligations of those working in the welfare field in a legal and paralegal capacity.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical basis of the Australian 'welfare state';
    • GA1:
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the link between the taxation and the welfare; systems and how the federal government manages the economy;
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an ability to identify and assist a welfare client with their problems by providing the appropriate referral and explaining the relevant law, policy or practice in the areas of welfare law studied during the unit;
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. Identify and apply a range of strategies that can assist in overcoming the barriers to accessing justice
    • GA4:
  5. Identify and define the responsibilities and obligations of those working in the welfare field in a legal and paralegal capacity.
    • GA3:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.