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Unit of Study SWRK3003 - Social Work Practice V - Policy and Community Activism (2021)

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

examine the historical and political development of the Australian welfare state which includes a neo-liberal critique and consideration of the impact of globalisation

critically analyse theoretical literature and models of policy making and the contribution of social workers in developing and influencing policy

critically assess practice in making and influencing social policy in relation to vulnerable and marginalised individuals, groups and communities

articulate social work strategies to promote community activism that promotes social justice and influences policy

demonstrate an awareness of current social policy issues in key areas including: disability, homelessness and housing, mental health, child protection and out of home care, domestic and family violence, and immigration