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ASSESSMENT 3: POLICY PROPOSAL BRIEFING PAPER
Students will be required to identify a problem, improvement or new initiative in one of the two Policy areas (two areas Family and NDIS) studied in class, and develop a Policy Proposal Briefing Paper that could be presented to an agency or government department Director, or Ministerial staff, to address this identified issue.
The Policy Paper will be expected to propose a program or service or policy in response to the issue, how the policy could be implemented, the positive outcomes anticipated, any barriers and constraints that might be relevant, what resources would be required in the implementation process, how the policy could fit within government programs, any staffing implications, reporting processes, policy evaluation and what are the expected deliverables.
Note: The Policy Proposal Briefing will not be in the form of an essay. The writing and referencing style will need to be appropriate to the assignment task. Whilst it is not usual to reference policy briefing papers, as this is an academic exercise you will need to reference where appropriate and provide a reference listing as well.
Due date: Tuesday 12th June 9.00am – online submission
Weighting: 50%
Length and/or format:
The word limit for this assignment is 2000 words (plus or minus 10%). Words over this limit will not be considered for marking. You must include on your cover sheet what the actual word count is for your assignment. Please note that your reference list is not included in the word count but the in-text citations are.
Purpose:
This piece of assessment aims to assist students identify gaps and social issues in government policy and propose a response using key practice skills for working as a social work advocate.
Assessment criteria: The assignment will be marked using criteria included in Appendix C to this Unit Outline.
REFERENCING
This unit requires you to use the APA referencing system.
See the ‘Academic referencing’ page from the Office of Student Success in the student portal for more details.
Assignment 3 Marking Criteria
Demonstrated evidence of ability to engage with the Public Policy topic through research and analysis of existing policy, and to apply social work practice knowledge and skills in the development of the Proposal.
(4.5/5) Exceptional ability to engage with the Public Policy topic through research and analysis of existing policy and to apply social work practice knowledge and skills in development of Proposal
(4) High level ability to engage with the Public Policy topic through research and analysis of existing policy and to apply social work practice knowledge and skills in development of Proposal
(3.5) Good level ability to engage with the Public Policy topic through research and analysis of existing policy and to apply social work practice knowledge and skills in development of Proposal
(2.5/3) Satisfactory level ability to engage with the Public Policy topic through research and analysis of existing policy and to apply social work practice knowledge and skills in development of Proposal
(2) Limited demonstration of ability to engage with the Public Policy topic through research and analysis of existing policy and to apply social work practice knowledge and skills in development of Proposal
(1) Poor demonstration of ability to engage with the Public Policy topic through research and analysis of existing policy and to apply social work practice knowledge and skills in development of Proposal Weighting = 3
/15
Ability to demonstrate social work advocacy skills particularly for vulnerable individuals, through the formulation and construction of the Policy Proposal.
(4.5/5) Exceptional ability to demonstrate social work advocacy particularly for vulnerable individuals, through the formulation and construction of the Policy Proposal.
(4) High level ability to demonstrate social work advocacy particularly for vulnerable individuals, through the formulation and construction of the Policy Proposal.
(3.5) Good level ability to demonstrate social work advocacy particularly for vulnerable individuals, through the formulation and construction of the Policy Proposal.
(2.5/3) Satisfactory level ability to demonstrate social work advocacy particularly for vulnerable individuals, through the formulation and construction of the Policy Proposal.
(2) Limited ability to demonstrate social work advocacy particularly for vulnerable individuals, through the formulation and construction of the Policy Proposal.
(1) Poor ability to demonstrate social work advocacy particularly for vulnerable individuals, through the formulation and construction of the Policy Proposal. Weighting = 3
/15

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