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WEL110 Practice & Theory of Case Management (8)


This subject examines the practical dimensions of case management including the process, roles, organisational contexts and models of case management. The subject also introduces the theories underlying individual and family work in social welfare with an emphasis on integrating theory and practice.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: WEL110
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

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

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Not for students who have previously completed WEL108

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to define case management and differentiate it from casework
Be able to identify different functions and models of case management
Understand the roles and responsibilities of a case manager
Be able to discuss a variety of social welfare theories
Understand the underlying philosophies of these theories
Understand the different cases in which these theories should be applied.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Definition of case management and casework Roles and responsibilities of the case manager Organisational context of case management Models of case management Theories of practice including problem solving, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, existential and humanistic, narrative therapy, advocacy and brokerage, radical and feminist.


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.