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Unit of Study SWRK2001 Social Work Practice I - Building Relationships (2024)

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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:

demonstrate critical self-reflection in relation to values, culture and professional identity

discuss the importance of decolonising social work, with specific reference to practice with First Nations peoples in Australia

analyse issues of power and oppression in social and interpersonal relationships and identify social justice implications

apply social work theories and ethical principles to practice contexts

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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