Managing Human Service Organisations

Subject SCWK90024 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

May, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A two-hour seminar each week.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours



Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Elizabeth Ozanne


Social Work
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9403
F: +61 3 8344 4188

Subject Overview: This subject focuses on the evolution in the organizational form of human service organizations in relation to external and internal change pressures and the management challenges these present. Particular attention will be given to the strategic management of networked meta campus structures. In the second part of the subject students will undertake a strategic case study of a particular problem in their own organization.
Objectives: To be advised
Assessment: A written assignment totalling 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate critical thinking and analysis;
  • demonstrate facility with different theoretical perspectives;
  • be able to present their research clearly in written and spoken form.
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Related Course(s): Master of Social Work (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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