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Unit of Study WELF1001 - Introduction to Social Welfare (2021)

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

describe what is meant by 'critical reflective practice'

describe the relevance of social, justice, human rights and empowerment, to the world of social welfare practice

trace the emergence of 'social welfare systems' in Australia

describe the current organisation and structure of social welfare provision in Australia

critically examine social welfare as a form and practice of 'government'

demonstrate critical awareness of a range of contested meanings, concepts and perspectives in the domain of social welfare

critically examine the nature of 'practice', 'intervention', and roles and responsibilities in relation to specific 'subject populations'.

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