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HSW212 - Social Work Processes and Interventions: Social Work Theory and Practice E

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)^ with significant campus requirements, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (H330)

Unit chair:

Sophie Goldingay


Must have completed two HSW coded units.


HSW111 and HSW118

Incompatible with:


Recommended: It is desirable to have completed HSW221 and HSW235.
Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities, including 11 x 30 minute content video (available on newsfeed on unit site in Deakin Sync) and 3 x 1 hour online seminars.

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.

^Students must attend and participate in a 3 day workshop at Waterfront (Geelong) - dates to be advised.


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


This unit builds on the work undertaken in HSW111 and will centre on the competency requirements for social work practice. It will be conducted in seminar format focusing on the development of self-awareness, listening and communication skills, basic interviewing skills, beginning assessment and case planning skills. Practice skill development and analysis of professional values and ethics will be integral to the unit.


Assessment task 1: Case plan (social work report) and theoretical analysis (1600 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Case scenario video (15 minutes) and reflection and theoretical analysis (1500 words) 60%

Assessment task 3: Participation in group work - campus and/or cloud (online) plus written reflection on that work (250 words per written reflection) 10%


Hurdle requirement - Cloud (online) students only

Attendance at a 3 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront (Geelong) campus - dates to be advised

Prescribed texts

Maidment, J. & Egan, R. (eds.) (2009) Practice Skills for Social Work & Welfare. More than just common sense. Second Edition. Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest.

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