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WS2512 - Organisational Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Since all social welfare work takes place within some organisational context, an understanding of the nature and dynamics of human service organisations is an essential basis for effective social welfare practice. This subject provides students with the skills to practice within a range of organisational environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire knowledge of a number of strategies for change and resistance for sustaining and improving social welfare practice within human service;
  • develop some of the skills required to manage non-profit (community) organisations;
  • increased awareness of the interplay between social welfare practices and diverse organisational settings particularly in relation to the environment, purpose, technology, structure and culture of human service organisations;
  • understanding of human service organisations (particularly non-profit organisations), management principles, practices and issues;
  • understanding of the nature of human service organisations and relevant organisational theory.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
WS2014 WS3012


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Method of Delivery: andCDROMWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.