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Unit description

Introduces students to the profession of social work, and outlines the core knowledge and values required of practising social workers in Australia. The profession is understood within the context of contemporary social welfare arrangements and labour market. The unit seeks to critically examine social work theories and models, as well as different ways of transferring knowledge into practice.

Unit content

1.   The art of Social Work and the use of self

2.   Ideologies, Ethics and Values of Social Work

3.   Social Work Practice theories and Framework

4.   Social Justice and critical consciousness

5.   Privilege, Oppression and Disadvantage

6.   Neoliberalism and the labour Market

7.   The Welfare State and Critical SW

8.   Cross-Cultural Social Work

9.   Aboriginal Issues in Context

10. Decolonised Social Work Practice

11. Critical and Reflective Practice

12. Framing the conclusion

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the core knowledge and values of the social work professionEthical practice
2explain how social workers respond to ethical issues and dilemmasEthical practice
3critically evaluate different social work theories and modelsKnowledge of a discipline
4explain how evidence-based and reflective practice models can be used to inform social work practice.Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. discuss the core knowledge and values of the social work profession
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. explain how social workers respond to ethical issues and dilemmas
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. critically evaluate different social work theories and models
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. explain how evidence-based and reflective practice models can be used to inform social work practice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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