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Program Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Subject Developing Social Policy
Subject code SOC 103A
Name of assessment Assessment 2: Report on Policy Process
Length 1500 words
Learning outcomes addressed by
This assessment examines students on learning outcomes A, b, d.
Submission Date: Week 6
Lecturer Name Sadia Niyakan-Safy
Report on the key stages of the policy process.
Total marks 100 marks
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.
Please note: you must attempt all tasks in a subject to be eligible to pass the subject.
More information, please refer to the Academic Progression Policy on http:
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Research and write a report on the policy process using Australia’s Mandatory Detention policy as
your policy for review. Utilizing your knowledge of the policy process and stages of policy
formulation and implementation, critically discuss how this policy was planned, formulated and
implemented. Explain whether any allowance has been made for the systematic evaluation of the
Pay particular attention to the issues of empowerment and participation during this process, and to
equality, justice and fairness. If social policy is meant to produce greater equality, and to promote
justice and fairness in society, explain whether this policy fulfills this objective.
Word count, readability, and structure 10/100
ect use of referencing style both in-text and in end
Clear and well-structured discussion of the key stages
of the policy process in relation to the chosen policy
Discussion of issues related to empowerment,
participation and a
angements made for the evaluation
of the policy. The student should also engage in a critical
eview of the policy and its effects.
Percentage Mark: /30%
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Notes for assignments
Please note essays should be written in font Times New Roman with font size 12. All
eferences should comply with the APA 6th Edition referencing guide.
All papers that are late without an approved extension will be penalized by 10% per day of
the total possible marks for that assessment.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you
may go over or under by 10% of the stated length.
Students must attempt all assessments in the course to be eligible to pass the unit.
This assignment will incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion; The
work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We
ecommend you work with the APA 6th Edition Referencing Guide to ensure that you
ect academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you
need to learn.
We recommend a minimum of ten references, unless instructed differently by your
tutor. Unless specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less
than ten references may be failed. Work that includes sources that are not properly
eferenced will not meet level 100 requirements and will be penalized.
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.
Notes for referencing:
High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We
ecommend you work with the APA 6th Edition Referencing Guide to ensure that you reference
ect academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you need to learn.
References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as
ooks, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not
the Study Guide and lecturer 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 numbe
shown in the original. Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this
YouTube video by clicking on the following link:
Plagiarism: How to avoid it
You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases
and which can be accessed from the li
ary homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online
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encyclopedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be
overused – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources.
Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources,
such as government departments, research institutes such as the NHMRC, or international
organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and
government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful
and mostly very cu
ent. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use
non-peer reviewed websites: Why can't I just Google? (thanks to La Trobe University for this video).