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SCWK6023: Practice with Indigenous Australians

The unit provides an insight into and understanding of the application of social work practice within an Indigenous context. It will explore the multidimensional social and societal issues impacting on the lives of First Nations Australians and it will assist students in developing the mechanisms and skills necessary to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Individuals, Families and Communities. It will bring to the forefront Indigenous specific Knowledge systems and social work practice.

Code SCWK6023
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. critically analyse and review Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the health, housing, criminal justice and child protection systems
  • LO2. identify and explain policy and practice frameworks that support human rights of Australian First Nations peoples
  • LO3. develop skills and knowledge to practice within culturally safe and secure dimensions
  • LO4. conceptualise and articulate critical race theory and the consequences of white privilege on historical and current social policy and social work practice.

Unit outlines

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