Advocacy and Leadership

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-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

The Leadership and Advocacy unit, delivered online by Open Universities Australia, will help you to understand, manage and develop core leadership and advocacy skills, and discover how these interact.

These skills are examined in the context of healthcare, social welfare, law and education, and how policies and practices in those fields can be influenced and developed by experienced leadership.

The unit teaches a solid understanding of central concepts such as structure, culture and change within the human services sector, and how conflict resolutions are best handled. You will also study the requirements and legal responsibilities of employers and accrediting bodies within a wide range of human service structures, to enable you to identify, interpret, outline, evaluate and justify these in context.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Social Work, Griffith University

You must also have completed the following unit:

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice

Areas of study

In this Advocacy and Leadership unit, the topics you will study will be confirmed on enrolment.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Social Work, Griffith University

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will provide you with a solid understanding of how various styles of advocacy and leadership can impact the provision of human services.

After successfully completing your studies, you will have learned how to explore the social forces dominant in the human services sector in Australia. You will be able to critically evaluate current issues surrounding policy changes in the human services industry, and examine what impact any changes in legislature and regulations can have.

Finally you will be shown how to prepare a range of key documents such as reports, proposals and policy/procedures documents for human services administration and also how to use different methodologies to research and handle issues relating to leadership and advocacy in the human services sector.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Advocacy and Leadership from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-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 HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-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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