Critical Practice Approaches (CHSUG3001)

This course encompasses a range of approaches that challenge the dominant assumptions upon which societies and welfare practices have been constructed. The course will take a critically reflective approach to further develop and consolidate students¿ generic knowledge and skills. Students will develop skills to critically reflect on power differences and values and the ways in which it shapes theories and models of practice. It will examine anti-oppressive practice in community and human services and its influences, including social constructivism, postmodernism, critical race theory, intersectionality and structural transformation. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary debates around poverty, inequality, and the role of human services in responding to disadvantage, oppression and marginalisation.

Credit point 15
EFTSL 0.125
Prof Path

Commonwealth supported place


2021 contribution amount - commencing student* $1,812
2021 contribution amount - grandfathered student* $850

* 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

Domestic full fee paying

Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the subject fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. Please visit student fees website to find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule

International full fee paying

International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the subject fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. Please visit student fees website to find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule

Semester census dates

It is important to check course delivery details including location and census date, prior to making desicions about enrolment. Detailed semester, teaching locations and census date information can be found on HE Census Dates and Teaching Period page.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer semester
Semesters Calendar
31 March 2021
31 August 2021
10 December 2021
Trimester Calendar
16 April 2021
13 August 2021
10 December 2021