Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Builds on learning undertaken in previous social work practice units and expands knowledge and skills in advanced practice methods with individuals, families and groups. Methods include relationship counselling, family therapy, trauma informed therapeutic approaches and conflict management.

Unit content

1. Applying  critical, decolonising and feminist theories to social work practice.

2. Working from a strengths based solution focussed perspective.

3. Individual and family therapy approaches.

3. Trauma theory and social work practice.

4. Trauma informed approaches to assessment of individuals and families.

5. Trauma informed approaches to intervention with individuals and families.

6. Issues of conflict, aggression, addiction and resistance.

7. Complexity,  creativity, critical thinking and practical reasoning in social work.



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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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