The main thrust of this subject is to introduce the subject of social policy, analytically discuss social policymaking processes and develop social policy practice skills. Particularly, it will emphasise the role of social workers in policymaking processes. Topics addressed include policy processes at the three levels of government; policy making models; social policy analysis frameworks and factors which influence them; policy implementation and evaluation; social policy practice skills; and social workers' social policy vision.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Students must be enrolled in the MSW (Professional Qualifying)
SPE401 This is a version (at Masters level) of SPE401
1. Concept and nature of social policy 2. The Australian state and changing profile of certain population groups 3. Players who matter in the policymaking process: Whose interest do they represent? 4. Policymaking models/ frameworks 5. Social policy analysis frameworks 6. Social policy implementation and evaluation 7. Case studies: social policymaking processes 8. Social policy practice knowledge and skills 9. Social workers' social policy vision
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