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Unit of Study SWRK6002 Social Work in Groups and Communities (2024)

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    Full-time students are advised to take this unit at the same time as SWRK6001 Social Work across the Lifespan. Students are required to meet participation requirements in this unit. Attendance is compulsory. All online students must attend a 3.5-day residential and Gold Coast students must attend four seminars across the term. Further details, including dates, will be advised via the Blackboard site. This unit should be completed after SWRK5001, SWRK5002, and SWRK5004.

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:

analyse different theoretical approaches to group work and community development practice in social work

analyse the potential for group and community work to address social justice and human rights concerns, particularly with respect to linking the local with the global

critically reflect on cultural safety in working with diverse groups and communities

demonstrate skills in group work and an ability to analyse different modes of group and community work practice

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Seminar 3 x 7 hours + 1 x 3.5 hours (4 seminars during the term)
Critical Reflection50%

Teaching method
Residential 7 hours x 3.5 days (Once during term)
Critical Reflection50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • There are compulsory readings for the unit.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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