Australian Social Policy
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe key policies that have shaped the delivery of human service provision in Australia.
- Examine the economic foundations of social policy orientations within historical contexts.
- Analyse Australian social policies in relation to issues of equity and equality.
- You’ll study the following topics:
- Debates and principles
- Social policy in Australia and Keynesian economics
- Neoliberalism and social policy
- Policy making and the human services
- Income maintenance and social exclusion
- Employment policy
- Health and family policy
- Aboriginal social policy
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Build on the fundamentals learned in Politics and Citizenship in Australia (POLI1019) and further develop your understanding of Australian social policy. This course explores a range of social policy in Australia including employment, housing, health, and family policy. Develop your understanding of welfare provision in the 'post-welfare state' and what that means for achieving social justice. Understanding the mechanisms behind social policy development is vital for any professional employed in the social/human services profession.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous assessment (40%)
- Essay (60%)
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