HCS111 Introduction to Human Services (8)

This subject provides an introduction to human services in Australia and to concepts relating to the context, history and contemporary issues underpinning welfare provision. This subject will advance students understanding about the characteristics of professional human services, and explore the impacts and complexities associated with poverty and social exclusion within specific fields and professional practice.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HCS111. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

All students who have completed HCS409 cannot undertake HCS111

Subject Relationships

HCS409 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

HCS409

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of human services in Australia, including the context, history and contemporary issues underpinning welfare provision;
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of professional human services, including a knowledge base, core values and ethics, and an ecosocial framework;
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impacts and complexity of poverty and social exclusion;
  • Be able to apply the context of human services to fields of practice.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of human services and welfare practices is Australia
  • Orientation to welfare services
  • Service delivery systems and organisations
  • Ecosocial framework to human services and implications for practice
  • Impacts and complexity of poverty and social exclusion
  • Professional knowledge base, values and ethics
  • Fields of practice across the lifespan, cultures and genders

Contact

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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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