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Unit description

Develops foundational skills and knowledge by exploring the philosophical, historical and ethical foundations of social work. Examines ethical professional relationships that reflect the values of the social work profession.  Develops knowledge and skills in theoretical traditions and practice methods. 

Unit content

  1. Social work and the use of self.
  2. Social Work practice and Indigenous Australians: responding to historical and contemporary issues.
  3. Social Work Ethics and Ethical Decision Making.
  4. Oppression, privilege, social justice & critical reflection.
  5. Social Work Practice Theories part 1.
  6. Social Work Practice Theories part 2.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss core knowledge, values, and identity of the social work profession and apply ethical decision making
2demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary cross-cultural issues in Australia and implications for building culturally safe relational practice, with explicit consideration given to First Nations peoples
3identify theories and structures of power underpinning all social relationships, between individuals, groups and communities, the principles of human rights and social justice underpinning social work practice
4identify and respond to oppressive and abusive behaviour as aspects of interpersonal relationships, drawing upon social work practice theories and frameworks

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss core knowledge, values, and identity of the social work profession and apply ethical decision making
  2. demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary cross-cultural issues in Australia and implications for building culturally safe relational practice, with explicit consideration given to First Nations peoples
  3. identify theories and structures of power underpinning all social relationships, between individuals, groups and communities, the principles of human rights and social justice underpinning social work practice
  4. identify and respond to oppressive and abusive behaviour as aspects of interpersonal relationships, drawing upon social work practice theories and frameworks

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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