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 availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Incompatable 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
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
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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

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