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HSW101 - Introduction to Social Work: Social Work Theory and Practice A

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)^with significant campus requirements, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Judith Moyle





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week. Campus students are expected to attend 9 out of the 11 classes.

^Cloud (online): All online students must attend a compulsory 5 day campus-based intensive at the commencement of this unit, at which core practical learning requirements will be taught. The intensive will be held at the Waterfront (Geelong), during O week on Monday 27 February, Tuesday 28 February, Wednesday 1 March, Thursday 2 March and Friday 3 March 2017.

IKE (CBD): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including fortnightly online workshops, as per Cloud (online) students' scheduled learning commitments. Students must also attend and participate in 2 x 5 day (10 days) intensives at the Institute of Koorie Education, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus.


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit aims to introduce students to aspects of the history and current context of social work practice, and to begin to develop an appreciation of the role of social work and the human services generally. The unit is descriptive and informative in helping to unfold for students the diversity of the social work field and its history. It is also critical and interpretive. The unit also provides an introduction to the different disciplinary aspects of the social work program and how they fit together in the study of social work.


Assessment task 1: Reflective essay (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Organisational analysis and literature review (2500 words) 60%


Hurdle requirement - Cloud (online) students only

Attendance at a 5 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront (Geelong) campus - dates to be advised

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