Social Work Programming

Subject SCWK30006 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 10 x 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour seminar per week.
Total Time Commitment:

Students are expected to devote approximately 8 hours per week to this subject.
30 contact hours, 25 hours class preparation and reaindg, 25 hours of assessment related tasks


196-008 Supervised Professional Practice 1# and 196-006 Psychosocial Theory and Practice.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr David Rose


Social Work
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9421
F: +61 3 8344 4188

Subject Overview:

This subject draws on students' experiences in professional practice to develop their understanding of, and skills in, the processes of program design, implementation and evaluation, in the context of social work and human service organisations.


At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Identify the elements of effective program design.
  • Develop/critique a program intervention strategy.
  • Write/critique program goals and objectives.
  • Understand the steps involved in developing a management information system.
  • Understand program evaluation methods.
  • Appreciate program development as a form of planned organisational change.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills to understand organisational structures and processes.

Understand some of the physical and human resource issues involved in program design.

  1. A group project to which each student contributes 4000 words (100%) - due at the end of semester
  2. A hurdle requirement of a minimum 80% attendance at seminars required.
Prescribed Texts:

Subject readings will be available.

  • Designing and Managing Programs 3rdEdition (P M Kettner R M Moroney & L L Martin), Sage 2008
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • understand social, cultural, organisational and ethical contexts and dimensions of practice;
  • link theory to practice;
  • work effectively with colleagues;
  • undertake independent research;
  • communicate effectively in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts.
Links to further information:

Formerly available as 196-409. Students who have completed 196-409 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. The subject dates and HECS/course fee census date for this subject change each year. Check your enrolment record for the correct census date for this subject.

(This subject is being taught out, it is only available to BSW students)

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