WEL523 Contemporary Theories for Case Management (8)

This subject critically analyses theories and strength-based frameworks informing case management practice. Case management is a widely accepted and effective model of practice in health, human services and other community-based sectors supporting people with complex needs. This subject will examine the generic skills used in case management and their application by a range of disciplines to diverse contexts and the contributions this can make.This subject explores the diverse contexts where case management is delivered including, but not limited to, the disability sector, consumer directed care and commissioning frameworks and how these contexts impact on the delivery of this model of practice.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: WEL523. 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



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to independently research, apply and critique the theories and frameworks that inform case management practice in diverse practice settings taking into account the contribution different disciplines make to this mode of practice;
  • be able to evaluate social policies that inform case management practice and provide strategies informed by critical reading for case management implementation to meet policy requirements;
  • be able to independently research contemporary frameworks directing service delivery and examine the strategies for implementation of case management that meets current service delivery expectations;
  • be able to independently research and critique specialised knowledge for the implementation of case management with specific client groups to address specific needs; and
  • be able to independently analyse and apply practice principles of case management including person-centred care, human rights and advocacy to meet the needs of diverse and vulnerable client groups.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theories and frameworks that inform case management models of practice
  • Critical examination of case management and its implementation as a means of service delivery
  • Discipline specific contributions to the case management role
  • Relevant policies and how these underpin practice
  • Commissioning frameworks and other strategic delivery approaches that impact on case management and how these shape its practice

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of WEL523 in Session 2 2020. 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).

Item Number
Value %
Reflective activity
Practice framework and principles
Practice report

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.