Political ideology permeates social policy which, when implemented, affects peoples well-being in their social context, including their access to services and resources. Identifying with the marginalised, and taking a stance against oppressive social structures and practices, this course equips students to critically analyse and proactively challenge policies that disenfranchise, exclude or oppress social communities and people of diverse cultures, including First Nations people within the Australian context. The course develops students awareness of policymaking and practice, and sharpens their ability to analyse, question and challenge policies relevant to practice within the human services.
* 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