Courses & Units

Case Management HGA210


This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Criminology major and does not count toward the Sociology major. Students can take this unit as a student/degree elective or as part of the Criminology major.


Case management is the dominant service delivery approach used by criminal justice and human services agencies to provide services to individuals and families. This unit introduces and explores case management methodologies, professional communication skills and offender supervision processes and practices. It will explore the history, principles and dimensions of case management and its application within various criminal justice and related settings (e.g. child protection, alcohol and other drugs rehabilitation). 

This unit will have a strong practice focus with specialist input from practitioners and field trips to agencies. As such, it may be of particular interest to people pursuing qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling, alcohol and other drugs rehabilitation, and correctional offender management. Each lecture and workshop encourages critical reflection on the perspectives and experiences of people engaged in case management as well as their own perspectives, values, skills and experiences, and how these might affect their practice.


Unit name Case Management
Unit code HGA210
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology


Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

Lectures and workshops in a 5-hour block fortnightly: 9 am -12 noon; 1 - 3 pm


Workshop participation (10%), 1000 words professional writing exercise (30%), 2500 word major essay (60%)

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