Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


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 currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


This course will explore the history of religious service care organisations in Australia with attention to the impact of theology upon their professional practice.

Assessment items

Essay: Essay

Journal: 5 x Online Reflective Journal Entries

Quiz: 4 x Online Quizzes