Course Title: Policy Planning and Implementation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5001

Course Title: Policy Planning and Implementation

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Distance / Correspondence

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

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Course Description

This module enables the student to develop skills required to investigate, analyse and influence policy making processes that shape welfare services, particularly those that directly affect the quality of young people’s lives.  It focuses in particular on the nature and scope of youth policy - the common themes that underpin such national youth policies and the characteristic tensions within such policies. The relationship between youth policies and the wider policy environment will be considered.  The Module will also look at the criteria for success or failure of youth policies and the evaluation of their outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Working with young people

Learning Outcomes

Students will look at;
1.  What is policy?
2.  Defining social/welfare policy
3.  What are welfare services?
4.  Nature and scope of youth policy
5.  Youth policy and the wider policy environment.
6.  Success and failure

Overview of Assessment

Learning Journal