Assessment 3: Case Study

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Assessment Brief
Program Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Subject Managing the Needs of Diverse Client Groups
Subject code WEL201A
Name of assessment Assessment 3: Case Study
Length 2500 words
Learning outcomes addressed by
this assessment:
A, B, C, D, E
Submission Date: End of week 11, Sunday 11.55 pm
Assessment brief Summary: In this assignment students are required to prepare a written case study
on a specific diversity group represented in the Australian community.
Total marks 50
Weighting 50%
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 10% penalty per day, calculated from the total
mark e.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 4 mark penalty per day.
Furthermore, students must attempt all tasks in the unit to be eligible to pass the unit.
More information can be found in Think Education Assessment Policy document on the Think Education website
(
http://www.think.edu.au).

Assessment Description: Case Study
In this assignment students are required to prepare a case study. The case study must be on a specific
diversity group in the Australian community. The case study will examine their specific needs, the history
this group has endured, the obstacles that exist for this group to access care and services and the
opportunities available for accessing the needed services. The case study will also explore the role of
community services and the specific skills and knowledge set required to competently provision this
group.
Specifically, the case study is to include:
An introduction about the diversity group focused on in the case study
A discussion as to what this group has endured historically, socially and politically
A brief review of current literature on the group and their respective issues
An investigation of the obstacles that exist for this group when accessing care and services and the
opportunities that exist for this group to be supported through the community
The discussion should address the skills and knowledge set needed to develop culturally
competent services and practices for working with this group.
You will need to include an overview of the community services available for this group and the role and
function of these services.
You must draw on current literature and integrate relevant theory into your discussion. Case studies and
examples are encouraged.
Marking Criteria:

Max. in
category
Your
points
Focus & discussion: overviews the diversity group, provides discussion as to
what this group has endured historically, socially and politically
10
Discussion: Thorough analysis of the obstacles and opportunities available to
this group through care services
10
Demonstrated awareness of the skills and knowledge required to provide
culturally competent services to this group
10
Links to theory: research demonstrates understanding and critical engagement
with sociological theory and concepts
10
Justification: argument based on appropriate evidence and is fully referenced 10
Total marks: 50
Comments:

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What we want to see:
The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We
recommend you work with your Academic Writing Guide to ensure that you reference correctly.
You will find a link to this document on the main page of every unit, under the ‘Assessments’
section. Correct academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you need to learn. We
recommend a
minimum of ten references.
Referencing: References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic
sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a
reference, but not the Study Guide and lecture notes. We want to see evidence that you are
capable of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers determine students’
understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the
specific page number/s if shown in the original.
Researching: You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online
journal databases and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Reputable news
sites such as
The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/au/health), online dictionaries and
online encyclopedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic.
Government departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research
Council (NHMRC), international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and
local not for profit organisations such as the Cancer Council are also good resources.
Formatting: The assessment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format.
Other formats may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted
in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Word.
What we don’t want to see:
Plagiarism
: All sources of information need to properly be acknowledged. Please refer to the
plagiarism website on blackboard
i. By clicking the ‘Upload this file’ button you acknowledge that
you have read, understood and can confirm that the work you are about to submit complies with
the Flexible and Online plagiarism policy as shown in the JNI Student Handbook. Like other forms
of cheating plagiarism is treated seriously. Plagiarising students will be referred to the Program
Manager.
Word Count: Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule
you may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
Late Submissions: Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 10%
penalty per day, calculated from the total mark e.g. a task marked out of 30 will incur 3 marks
penalty per day.
No submission: Students must attempt all tasks to be eligible to pass the unit.
More information can be found in Think Education Assessment Policy document on the Think
Education website.

Resources Available to YOU:
1. Academic writing guide link
https://laureateau.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_
1&content_id=_2498847_1&mode=reset
2. Writing & referencing: The link to the Learning and Academic Skills Unit
(LASU)
is on the left pulldown menu on the blackboard home page:
https://laureateau.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_
1&content_id=_2498847_1&mode=reset
LASU also provides a series of academic skills tutorials. Please contact Caroline
Spaans (
[email protected], 02 949 232 14).
3.
Researching: A guide to researching is available on the library page
http://library.think.edu.au/research_skills/.
Please contact the online and Pyrmont librarian for Health, Dawn Vaux
([email protected]) if you would like further help or a tutorial on how to do
research this way.
i https://laureate‐
au.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163_1&content_id=_2498858_1&mode=reset