WEL306 Non-Metropolitan Welfare Services (8)

Welfare issues of special importance to non-metropolitan communities in Australia are explored in this subject including poverty, rurality, social policy and welfare service delivery in a non-metropolitan context.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Not for students who have previously completed WEL-3064

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have an understanding of the difficulties experienced in defining rural and remote;
  • be able to describe various service delivery models;
  • be familiar with the differences between providing welfare services to metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas;
  • be able to appreciate that policy impacts upon the rural environment in ways that may not always be apparent to urbanbased policy makers;
  • have an understanding of the major issues faced by a number of rural groups or communities, for example: rural poverty and disadvantage, farm families, rural unemployment, rural elderly, women and rural youth;
  • more effectively and efficiently apply themselves to the position should they be employed as a rural human services worker.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The concept of rural and Rural Australia The notion of rural urban differences Service delivery models (access and equity) Aged, women, youth, unemployed.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.