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SCWK2009: Indigenous Australians and Social Work

2024 unit information

This unit of study provides a foundation for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in social work settings through the development of knowledge, understanding and skills within a culturally responsive framework. Concepts introduced in this unit provide foundational knowledge for senior units of study in the Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Education

Code SCWK2009
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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48 credit points including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12cp of SCLG1U01) or (12cp of 1000 level units in Diversity Studies)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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KOCR2600
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. reflect on their own identity and personal knowledge constructions of popular and academic representations of Indigenous Australia and consider the implications of these for professional practice
  • LO2. describe the various ways colonisation has impacted on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • LO3. articulate the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agency and self-determination
  • LO4. critically reflect on the legacies of social work and welfare interventions
  • LO5. investigate the complexity and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their contemporary concerns
  • LO6. demonstrate understanding of cultural responsiveness in social work practice
  • LO7. demonstrate awareness as professionals of the ethical, moral and political responsibilities posed when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

NB: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work and combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work degrees.