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Unit of Study SWRK2001 Social Work Practice I - Building Relationships (2023)

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    UG Coursework Unit

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    All students are required to meet participation requirements comprising 42 hours of compulsory attendance at either on-campus tutorials (GC students) or an on-campus residential (online students)

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:

discuss core knowledge, values, and identity of the social work profession and apply ethical decision making

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

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

identify and respond to oppressive and abusive behaviour as aspects of interpersonal relationships, drawing upon social work practice theories and frameworks

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 7 hours (Weekly)
Case study60%

Teaching method
Residential 7 hours per day x 6 days (Once during term)
Case study60%

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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