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HCS111 Introduction to Human Services (8)

Abstract

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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

All students who have completed HCS409 cannot undertake HCS111
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
HCS409 HCS409 Paired Subject

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

The 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.