HCS521 Practice Leadership in the Human Services (16)


This subject requires students to critique professional and cross disciplinary practice in specific areas of human services work using a problem based learning strategy. Students will develop critical knowledge of evidence based professional practice and develop leadership strategies for enhancing the evidence base of professional knowledge and skills in their area of human service practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HCS521
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

Enrolment restrictions

For post graduate students enrolled in Masters level coursework programs only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary knowledge base of professional practice in the area of interest they study

- be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the further development of evidence based knowledge in their area of professional practice

- be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively use this knowledge base for the development of their own professional practice and that of others

- be able to evaluate the practice of other professionals against meaningful evidence based practice criteria

- be able to implement the fundamental elements of supervision and mentoring of other professionals' practice development

- be able to critically reflect on the legal, organisational, political and societal influences upon the exercise of professional judgement and decision-making


The subject will cover the following topics:
- building critical knowledge in professional human service practice - developing inter-disciplinary knowledge and understanding of professional practice - evidence based evaluation of assessment, planning, implementation and review in professional human service practice - problem based research and learning in professional human service practice - supervision and mentoring of professional human service practice - developing professional practice under operational constraints


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.