Unit Set Structure


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MABUSZ  Human Services Major  

This unit set is available in the following courses:

The Major in Human Services is a specialised Major consisting of twenty units (330 Credit Points). There are two complimentary streams within the Major: social science and social work. These streams provide the student with knowledge and skills in working with people across the community services sector. The focus of the Major is on understanding the rights of people to have access to professionals and services that provide support to minimise harm in their everyday lives. The social science stream focuses on child development and youth issues; community work; helping and interpersonal skills; cultural and gender dimensions; social policy; social research; leadership; and management, and challenges the student to consider viewing and solving societal issues from a number of perspectives. The social work stream, undertaken in the third year of study, focuses on social work theory and practice and includes a 45 Credit Point Social Work Field Placement. This specialist Major prepares the student to work in a leadership position in all areas of the community services sector and ensures they are workplace ready. The Human Services Major adds another dimension for the student as it provides a smooth transition to the Bachelor of Social Work upon graduation from the Bachelor of Social Science. As this is a specialised Major it cannot be undertaken with any other Major or Minor program of study.

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.

This Major will also be offered in Singapore at the Academy of Human Development
This unit set is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.
Human Services is a specialised Major.
Semester 1
CHN1101 Ecology of Children and Families 1 15
CSV1101 Introduction to Community Work 15
CSV1103 Interpersonal and Helping Skills 15
YWK1220 Youth Issues 15
Semester 2
CHN1102 Ecology of Children and Families 2 15
CSV1102 Introduction to Social Analysis 15
CSV3203 Working with Groups 15
Semester 1
CHN3203 Child Rearing 15
CSV3109 Vulnerable People and Communities 15
SWK2111 Aboriginal Histories of the Present 15
CSV3101 Social Policy 15
Semester 2
CSV3108 Culture, Equity and Diversity 15
CSV3115 Leadership and Management in Community Services 15
CSV3116 Ethics in Human Services 15
Semester 1
SWK3110 Organisational Contexts 15
SWK3111 Social Work Theory and Practice 1: Professional Helping 15
SWK3120 Mental Health: An Addictions Focus 15
Semester 2
CSV3114 Social Research and Program Evaluation 15
SWK3115 Field Placement 1 45 
SWK3121 Social Work Theory and Practice 2: A Focus on Theories 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012