- Fundamental Debates in Human Services and the Changing Context of Human Services Work
- The Organisation-Environment Nexus of Human Services Practice
- The Structure of Human Service Organisations
- Human Services Models - Steady Ships and Governed Networks: Human Service Management
- Leadership and Organisational Practice: The Human Services Workforce - From 'Kickers' to Professionals:
- Human Service Clients - Institutionalisation and Autonomy
- Personal and Professional Values in Human Services Practice: Street-level Bureaucrats
- Human Service Practice in Organisational Context
- Ogranisational Technologies
- Contesting Best Practice: Human Service Evaluation and Assessment
- Managing Change
- Wrapping-up: The Future of Human Services
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Admission to the below programs
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as SGY886 Social Care and Human Services.
This subject examines responses to changing concepts of human need for support. Drawing on applied research and a range of theoretical frameworks it examines studies of care and the delivery of human services in Australia and comparable countries. Additionally, the subject develops skills in the management of human service organisations. Students will be introduced to a range of human service types and models and review developments in policy, organisation and funding through the application of a number of different theories and methods. It seeks to develop research skills relevant to researchers, administrators, service professionals or policy makers in the human services field.
- Analysis Task (40%)
- Assignment — Brief (30%)
- Online Discussion (20%)
- Paper (10%)
Textbooks are not required.