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Welfare Law, Rights & Ethics (6 points)


Leader: Dr John Solas

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Social welfare workers require a knowledge of social justice, welfare legislation, and consumer and human rights as well as a critical awareness of their legal and ethical responsibilities towards service users (citizens, residents and refugees). This unit provides an overview of professional ethics and social and human rights legislation governing direct practice. It also examines the ways in which legal obligations and powers inform professional judgement.

Assessment: On-campus students - Report (1500 words): 30% + Group presentation: 20% + Exam: 50% Off-campus students - Report (1500 words): 30% + Case study (1000 words): 20% + Exam: 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: GSC1305 or SCW1305

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