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SCWK3008: Professional Practice

In this unit of study students are asked to imagine themselves as emerging social worker practitioners. The unit of study provides an introduction to the diversity of social work practice and aims to develop the capability of students to practise generic skills needed in the field. It addresses the theory-practice relationship and provides students with opportunities to engage with reflexive practice. There is an emphasis on understanding social work values and the fundamentals of ethical practice. Students are encouraged to recognise and build upon skills and knowledge they already have, and to develop their capabilities for acquiring further knowledge and skills.

Code SCWK3008
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 8
96 credit points including (KOCR2600 or KOCR2603 or SCWK2009), and SCPL2601 and (SCWK2006 or SCLG2602) and ((two of SCWK2004 or SCWK2005 or SCWK2007 or SCWK2008) or (12 credit points at 2000 level from Psychology))

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

  • LO1. Recognise the diversity of the social work practice in contemporary contexts
  • LO2. Develop critical reflection skills and demonstrate application of these skills in classroom activities and assessment tasks
  • LO3. Articulate and apply the values and ethics underpinning social work
  • LO4. Demonstrate the capacity to identify and apply theory and prior learning to social work practice
  • LO5. Develop and demonstrate professional communication skills (interpersonal and written).
  • LO6. Understand and develop basic competencies in working with groups/communities.
  • LO7. Learn about working as a social worker with other professionals