Human Service Workers and the Law
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- 18 Sep 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify the legal rights, obligations and responsibilities of human service workers.
- Critically examine the relationship between legal, ethical and other regulation of professional practice.
- Analyse human rights and legal issues commonly experienced by clients of human service organisations.
- Recognise and access relevant information and resources when faced with a legal problem.
- Apply legal knowledge to the facts of a human service problem.
- Exercise professional judgement in working with evidence, timelines and arguments as required in a legal context.
- The Nexus between the Law and Human Services
- Ethics and Human Rights
- Understanding Legal Concepts, Principles, Courts and Tribunals
- Criminal Justice
- Domestic Violence
- Children and Families
- Youth Justice
- Coroners Court
- Family Court
- Housing and Finance Law
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This course traverses many areas, from the law to ethics and social justice practice. You’ll learn about key pieces of legislation which directly impact the practice environment and the profession of human service workers. This introduction to the law will include child protection law, family law, youth justice, domestic violence, discrimination and human rights law, criminal law, housing law and the role of the Coroner. You’ll also develop an understanding of the relationship between professional ethics and the law.
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 third-year course from UniSA Online’s Criminal Justice degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Continuous assessment (50%)
- Case study (50%)
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