Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Welfare Administration

Social Welfare Administration (SWK377)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


This course is aimed at providing students with knowledge on management processes and basic skills to handle administrative matters in social care organisations. Students will learncontemporary management practices and apply them in social work practice. Topics include organisational structures and cultures, financial management, decision-making processes, changemanagement and leadership, strategic planning, governance in charities, quality improvements, performance appraisals, supervision processes, teamwork and accountability. Challenges andlimitations of applying corporate management practices in the non-profit or social care sectors will be examined. In addition, the impact of technological changes on social work managementwill be discussed.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -


  • Management theories in social care settings.
  • Organisational structures and management practices.
  • Leadership and decision-making processes.
  • Social work supervision and appraisal processes.
  • Organisational accountability in social care settings.
  • Regulatory frameworks, governance and financial management.
  • Service delivery planning and implementation.
  • Risk assessment and risk management in social care settings.
  • Corporate communication processes and skills.
  • Public education.
  • Technology and social services.
  • Contemporary management issues in the social care sector.

Learning Outcome

  • Critique management theories, concepts and processes in social care settings.
  • Evaluate different management practices in social care settings.
  • Discuss the regulatory frameworks and processes in social work practice.
  • Evaluate service delivery plans and implementation.
  • Examine impact of technological changes in social work management
  • Apply management and administrative skills in relevant social care institutions.
  • Propose appropriate social welfare management practices.
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