This unit provides an overview of Australian regional, rural and remote contexts of human service and social work practice. It focuses on issues of regional and remote poverty, workforce related issues, remote service delivery and cross cultural practice in remote settings. The unit is designed to foster and/or enhance knowledge of the unique challenges to service delivery from a sociological, cultural, economic, political and geographical standpoint. Service design and development for remote communities incorporates community-based, outreach and services supported through technological advances. The student will be required to seek out an agency with which to undertake an interview about the delivery of services to remote areas.
PRESCRIBED TEXT -RURAL, REGIONAL AND REMOTE SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE RESEARCH FROM AUSTRALIA