This course provides an overview of the role theory plays in community and human services practice frameworks. It will explain what theories are and why they are used in practice. Students will be introduced to several key theoretical frameworks and models of practice including, systems theory, problem solving approaches, task-centred approaches such as, strengths based approaches and postmodern approaches. Students will consider and examine how community and human services workers apply these theories and models to their practice. This will assist students to make connections between theory and practice.
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount