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SCWK5010: Social Work Practice

This unit of study addresses the theory-practice relationship and provides students with opportunities to engage with reflexive practice. It provides an introduction to the diversity of the professional practice of social work and aims to develop the capability of students to practise generic skills in social work practice and policy. 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. While applicable in all fields of practice, experiential class exercises will focus on core fields of practice in CALD and Indigenous communities.

Code SCWK5010
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. understand the diversity of the professional practice of social work in its historical and contemporary contexts
  • LO2. learn about major social work theories and be able to identify how they are reflected and embodied in social work practice.
  • LO3. develop and demonstrate competencies in professional social work communication skills (interpersonal and written)
  • LO4. understand social work values, theories of ethics and the fundamentals of ethical practice
  • LO5. develop and demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on your learning and skills.
  • LO6. understand principles underpinning working with diverse groups and communities and demonstrate cultural humility

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.