Australian Social Policy 2

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Australian Social Policy 2 is offered online by Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Griffith University, and aims to consider whether social policy can effectively build a fairer and more cohesive society.

In order to consider this, the unit covers several broad social themes to allow students to tangibly grasp the range of issues that impact the Australian social landscape. To begin with, students will look at social protection, and the extent to which a government can meaningfully instigate social change from above, asking key questions about how much protection is needed to build a fairer society.

Another broad theme is population, and how it directly affects the type of policy needed to ensure Australian citizens are cared for effectively. Students will also consider the complex interplay between privilege, poverty, and place, and how social policy can create a more level playing field.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In Australian Social Policy 2, the topics you will study include:

  • Changes to contemporary social policy
  • Markets and public value
  • Evidence based approach
  • Social disadvantage and social capital
  • Place management
  • Neighbourhood renewal – social capital and place
  • Non-government sector and social compact
  • Social entrepreneur and social enterprise

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Australian Social Policy 2 provides powerful insights into the policies and issues surrounding contemporary Australian society ¬– and no study of policy would be complete without a detailed examination of the society that informs it. As a result, taking this unit shows employers you have a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the complex political, economic, and social factors affecting the modern business environment.

Postgraduate level study into Australian social policy demonstrates a considerable level of skill and a strong area of specialisation. So whether your post-study role involves understanding how to capitalise on a unique market demographic, or simply requires strong data-analysis skills, a unit such as this is proof that you are capable of performing the task. Furthermore, if you are interested in a career in government, this unit is highly attractive to think tanks.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Australian Social Policy 2 from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

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