Unit code: HAS487
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||3 Hours per week or equivalent|
Related course(s)A core unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Housing Management and Policy), Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Housing Management and Policy) and Master of Social Science (Housing Management and Policy).
Aims and objectives
This unit provides an overview of the role of social housing and considers the specific tasks of housing management, with particular emphasis on current policy directions and management dilemmas that impact on providers of housing for low income households.
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
The unit will be taught using a distance education approach, with modules available to students via the Blackboard system. Learning materials and resources are included in each of the modules. Regular face-to-face tutorials and learning opportunities are provided. Students also communicate regularly with tutors by email, Blackboard communication and by telephone.
Assessment for this unit will comprise
- Two short essays (1,200 words each) designed to illustrate the student’s knowledge of the social housing system, develop analytical skills, and evaluate their and their organisation’s workplace performance (equally weighted, overall 50%); and
- A workplace diary (5,000 words) documenting weekly the relevance of material in the teaching modules to the student’s work experience (50%).
Generic skills outcomes
Week 2 Social Housing Provision
Swinburne Housing Management and Policy readings on CD