SOWK11016 - Human Services and Statutory Contexts

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will examine the relationship between human services and statutory contexts, and will develop an understanding of the importance of integrating knowledge of statutory systems and processes with human services practice and professional ethics. You are introduced to the origins of the statutory contexts for human service in Australia, and to the role which human service practitioners are required to play within these contexts. Particular statutory areas are explored in some detail.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.94% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Improve the quality of older lecture recordings.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to update the lecture recordings.
Action Taken
Lectures are continuing to be updated.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Assessment 3 is challenging and more detail about expectations is needed.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator provided video recordings, PPTs and breadth of resources on each area of study in Assessment 3. Additionally, two Assessment 3 question and answer zoom sessions were delivered and recorded. However, there was low student attendance at the zoom sessions. The unit coordinator will continue to encourage students to view the assessment resources and attend assessment zoom sessions.
Action Taken
All recommendations were undertaken and additional recordings for each assessment 3 topic were provided.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Students continue to express their satisfaction with the electronic focused interactive Learning (eFIL) Quizzes and Group Discussion assessment tasks.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to use eFIL assessment tasks to support student achievement of unit learning outcomes.
Action Taken
The unit continues to provide this assessment method.
Source: Student evaluation and unit coordinator
Feedback
Review unit learning materials to increase student interest and engagement with the weekly study topic.
Recommendation
The length of lectures will be shortened and more practice examples and resources will be used to stimulate student interest and engagement with the study topic.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Students enjoyed the online quizzes and group discussion assessments as it helped them to stay up to date and engaged with their study in the unit.
Recommendation
Retain the assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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