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This postgraduate unit provides a comprehensive analysis of children in society, particularly their lives within the family unit in Australia.
Provided online by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, the program takes a theoretical but multidisciplinary approach, by examining and discussing children’s rights, the sociology of childhood and the ecology of human development.
Rather than an abstract perspective, the unit is focused on applying the theoretical basis above to the contemporary issues that impact upon children and families in Australia, and the ways that society addresses them.
Contemporary Issues for Children and Families will draw on academic literature and encourage debate and interrogation of the roles of the family, institutions, and the community as a whole to provide for children’s rights, protection and participation.
This unit is designed to give students the essential knowledge and skills for working with children aged 0-18 years, and their families, in a variety of complex situations.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:
Applicants must also be accepted into the following course:
In this Contemporary Issues for Children and Families unit, the topics you will study include:
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.
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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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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