Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Builds on skills and knowledge gained in WEL91004 Social Work Direct Practice I. Examines effective communication within specific contexts and modes of practice, including crisis intervention, relationship counselling and family therapy. Develops skills in writing for social work practice.

Unit content

  1. Overview of the theory and practice of working with people
  2. Theory for direct social work practice I
  3. Theory for direct social work practice II
  4. Theory for direct social work practice III
  5. Crisis intervention/ task centred social work
  6. Working with involuntary clients
  7. Working with couples
  8. Working with families
  9. Recording in social work practice
  10. Writing court reports and related documents
  11. Communicating in public settings, including court
  12. Creating Frameworks for Practice

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning weekly (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 4 hours/week (12 weeks)
Case study40%
Clinical skills30%


Teaching method
Structured online learning weekly (12 weeks)
Residential session 7 hours/day  (7 days)
Case study40%
Clinical skills30%

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


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