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Social Policy and Community Action

Undergraduate | MUR-COD214 | 2024

Wrestle with social policy and how it shapes social and community work. Sift through concepts including social justice, welfare and reciprocity. Track recent trends in Australia's social policies. Familiarise yourself with the policy analysis process.

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Study method
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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
27 May 2024

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Social Policy and Community Action

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. describe the ways in which social policy ideas have changed over time
    2. identify recent trends in Australian social policy, and the issues influencing social policy formation
    3. discuss the ways in which concepts of 'community' shape social policy
    4. analyse the role language plays in social policy discourse
    5. analyse social policies
    6. conduct research and identify solutions to problems
    7. communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-COD355A (Not currently available)

  • MUR-COD355 (Not currently available)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

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