Service Care in Religious Organisations

Course code RELT1023Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Roughly sixty percent of social service and care organisations in Australia maintain a religious basis or ethos. This course introduces students to the history and contemporary development of these organisations with a focus on professional practice. The theology of a variety of church and other religious traditions will be explored with an emphasis upon their impact upon the ethics, justice and equity of these organisations and upon present and future state and federal government legislation.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the history of religious service care organisations in Australia;
2. Analyse the impact of these organisations’ theology upon their ethics and equity concerns;
3. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThis course will explore the history of religious service care organisations in Australia with attention to the impact of theology upon their professional practice.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 1500 word essay (40%)
JournalJournal: On-line - 5 x 300 reflective journal (40%)
Quiz - On-line4 x 1 hr online quizzes (20%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term