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SCWK2009: Indigenous Australians and Social Work

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.

Code SCWK2009
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
48 credit points including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12cp of SCLG1U01) or (12cp of 1000 level units in Diversity Studies)

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.