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Unit of Study SOY10105 - Introduction to Social Welfare (2016)

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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 describe what is meant by 'critical reflective practice'
2 describe the relevance of social, justice, human rights and empowerment, to the world of social welfare practice
3 trace the emergence of 'social welfare systems' in Australia
4 describe the current organisation and structure of social welfare provision in Australia
5 critically examine social welfare as a form and practice of 'government'
6 demonstrate critical awareness of a range of contested meanings, concepts and perspectives in the domain of social welfare
7 critically examine the nature of 'practice', 'intervention', and roles and responsibilities in relation to specific 'subject populations'.

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

  1. describe what is meant by 'critical reflective practice'
    • GA1:
  2. describe the relevance of social, justice, human rights and empowerment, to the world of social welfare practice
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. trace the emergence of 'social welfare systems' in Australia
    • GA4:
  4. describe the current organisation and structure of social welfare provision in Australia
    • GA4:
  5. critically examine social welfare as a form and practice of 'government'
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate critical awareness of a range of contested meanings, concepts and perspectives in the domain of social welfare
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  7. critically examine the nature of 'practice', 'intervention', and roles and responsibilities in relation to specific 'subject populations'.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

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