HSW434 - Administration and Policy Development: The Organisational Context
|Year||2016 unit information|
Trimester 1: Cloud (online), CBD*
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (H330)
|Prerequisite:||HSW314 (or appropriate experience in a human services organisation as approved by the unit chair)|
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin including access to course materials and interactions with the teaching staff and other students. Students are also expected to engage with a human service organisation.
*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery
The unit relates professional social work practice to organisational theory, models of administration and management, and the domain of industrial relations, paying particular attention to the public sector and to human services delivery systems. Organisational forms in which social workers operate will be discussed, including the different levels of government and the non-government sector. The work context for social work practice will be analysed and a number of critiques of the established order presented, including radical change models and feminist analysis of bureaucracies. Social control functions of public welfare will be highlighted as well as issues relating to social justice and public welfare.
Assessment task 1: Narrated Powerpoint presentation (15 minutes) 40%
Assessment task 2: Written assignment (2500 words) 60%
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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
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