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Community and Social Policy is designed to offer students a comprehensive understanding of social policy. Offered online by Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University, it provides the convenient opportunity to study at your own pace.
The unit examines the way in which the policy context shapes and influences social and community work, and also how social issues make it onto the policy agenda. This interesting relationship between social policy and community engagement, and the way they influence each other, is the core focus of the unit. It draws on a wide range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, economics, law and political science.
Students will be encouraged to consider themes around social justice, equity, reciprocity and welfare and examine how these are addressed through social policy with guidelines and legislation. It also addresses how social policy affects the well-being of individuals and society as a whole through the distribution of goods and services in the community.
You must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at Level 1 before enrolling in this unit. Applicants must also ensure they have not completed a previous version of this unit.
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Community and Social Policy unit, the topics you will study include:
This undergraduate unit provides a great foundation for students considering a career in policy, local government administration, social services or politics, meaning your career options will be quite varied. Equally, it provides a good base for further learning for students of social policy, social work and other subjects within the social sciences. There are many undergraduate and postgraduate courses that build on the foundations taught in this unit.
This unit in Community and Social Policy is a good choice for students or professionals looking to expand their understanding of social policy and its relationship with community engagement. With a good mix of theoretical knowledge applied in a practical, real-world context, it's a knowledge base regardless of what you choose to do next. By the end of the unit, you will:
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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