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Teaching organisation

Students will participate in the equivalent of 24 hours class time in a semester in a range of face-to-face and flexible-delivery approaches.

Unit rationale, description and aim

This unit will examine a range of central issues in contemporary human service agencies arising from major changes in the role of the state and the redrawing of boundaries between the public sector, the for-profit sector and the not-for-profit or community sector since the early 1980s. An understanding of these changes provides the basis for an exploration of the character and role of human service organisations around such issues as changing goals of human service organisation, new roles for managers and new organisational structures. The unit will explore issues like contracting out, relations with government, managing budgets and the funding cycle, human resource management, employment contracts, new technologies in the work place, evaluation and managing change.

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