Units of Study

SCPL2602 - The Principles of Social Policy

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Gyu-Jin Hwang


The focus of this unit of study is on the concepts and principles underpinning the allocation of welfare, in the context of policy-making in Australia's complex society. Current debates on principles of allocation will be addressed, such as debates about social justice, welfare rights and social and economic needs. Australia's future policy directions are considered in relation to the parameters of international models of welfare.


class participation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (50%)


readings will be available at the University Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002



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