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SCWK4003: Issue Based Learning Unit 3

This unit is the third of a sequence of four Issue Based Learning units. It is of five weeks duration and is intended to develop further students' capabilities in the transfer of knowledge and independent work. It builds on the knowledge and skills gained in Field Education I and includes preparation for Field Education 2A and 2B.

Code SCWK4003
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 9
SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010) and SCWK3006 and SCWK3007 and SCWK3008

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

  • LO1. articulate the aims of effective social work practice with survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic violence and/or child maltreatment, their families and communities; describe and develop strategies to achieve socially just outcomes for survivors
  • LO2. research, analyse and interpret contested theories hypothesising the aetiology of domestic violence and child maltreatment. Apply a critical lens when assessing current legal and social service responses to prevent and address domestic violence and/or child maltreatment and to develop socially just social work responses
  • LO3. research, analyse, and interpret relevant Federal and State legislation and policy frameworks that guide legal and social responses to domestic violence and child maltreatment
  • LO4. apply principles of social work ethics, human rights and social justice to an analysis of legal and social responses to prevent and address domestic violence and child maltreatment
  • LO5. describe the nature and impact of institutional practices that parallel the tactics deployed by perpetrators of domestic violence and/or child maltreatment; develop individual and collective solutions that resist compounding the impact of violence, abuse and neglect on victims and/or survivors
  • LO6. demonstrate critically reflective and high level communication skills through written work and verbal contributions in lectures and tutorials
  • LO7. demonstrate strong professional and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with peers in group assignments and activities - including in tutorial class discussions and presentations
  • LO8. demonstrate professional employability skills including attendance, punctuality, participation, reliability, and peer collaboration.