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SWK402 Social Planning and Evaluation (8)


This subject examines a range of models for social planning and evaluation (e.g. Strategic Planning, Management of Objectives, MPES, Regional Planning) applied to different levels of administration (central, regional, local and small groups). The models will be critiqued from political, social, economic, organisational analysis and other perspectives. Skill development and theoretical critique are balanced in this subject.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Have a basic understanding of a range of current social planning and evaluation models:
Have a basic understanding of the organisational contexts which are most appropriate for different models and be able to apply the models in different circumstances;
Understand the skills involved in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs in human service organisation;
Have explored the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of applied management theory and the ethical implications of such underpinnings;
Have explored the sociological and political implications of planning and evaluation.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Historical and social analysis of the emergence of management theory. Contemporary planning and evaluation models. Application of models of planning and evaluation in * central planning level * regional planning level * local planning level * small group level Critique of models at each level. Ethics of social planning


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.