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This course examines key principles guiding policy on the provision of social services. Trends and debates around the shifting relationship between welfare systems and the state are explored along with factors influencing the delivery of human services in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Students will learn to critically assess the implications of social service delivery for providers and consumers of welfare services, and issues around the impact of inequalities in society.
Sound grasp of social policy theories and how they inform current debatesRefined capacity to analyse and explain the complex interplay of factors that influence policy developmentAdvanced understanding of policy process and implementation in Aotearoa/New ZealandFacility to critically assess the impact of social policy on service provision
Any 15 points at 100 level from HSRV or SOWK, orany 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA, orfrom the Schedule C to the BSW(Hons).
Maidment, Jane , Beddoe, Liz;
Social policy for social work and human services in Aotearoa New Zealand : diverse perspectives
Canterbury University Press, 2016.
Apart from the course texts all course readings and references will be made available on LEARN alongside content material. Please ensure you regularly check your LEARN page for updates.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences