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SCWK1002: Introduction to Human Services

This unit provides an introduction to human services in Australia. It will provide insights into the historical and contemporary characteristics of the human service sector, including the challenges posed by marketization, professionalization and neoliberalism for addressing human needs in different fields of practice. The unit introduces foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in human service organisations.

Code SCWK1002
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify key theories, developments and debates in the human services sector
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the role of human service workers
  • LO3. undertake a human service organisational analysis
  • LO4. critically analyse the impact of current policy and practice developments on service users and human service workers.