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 points 15
EFTSL 0.125
Contribution band 1
For students entolled in Commonwealth Supported Place CSP), each course falls into one of three bands. The band determines the student contributuon amount (SCA) which is charged for each course. The maximum student contribution amounts are based on a standard, full-time enrolment (120 credit points per year) with courses in the same band.