The aim of this subject is to develop knowledge and skills required to identify social issues, set policy agenda and undertake policy analysis as part of social policy practice. By briefly discussing the concept of social policy, significance of social policy practice and a range of opportunities to engage in it, the subject focuses on identifying needs/issues, agenda building and advocacy in the first part. In the second part, the subject discusses policy analysis by introducing a policy analysis framework, policy evaluation and policy cases. Further, it looks at contemporary critical issues and influences on social policies.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This subject is available to students enrolled in the following Courses:
Master of Advanced Social Work Practice Articulated Set
Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice)
Master of Human Service (generic and with specialisation)
Master of Leadership in Human Services (generic and with specialisations) Articulated Set
Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare
Master of Gerontology Articulated Set
This subject is not available to students who have completed subject SPE401 as it is a paired subject.
SPE401 Paired Subject
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SPE502 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.