Return to previous page

HSW313 - Doing Critical Social Work: Social Work Theory and Practice F

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

Unit chair:

Norah Hosken


HSW314 (or equivalent practice experience approved by the unit chair, provided students have completed all level 1 and level 2 HSW coded core units)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities.

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 links anti-oppressive theories to social work practice. It develops assessment, counselling and intervention skills and focuses on particular social work settings and specific client groups. The unit utilises critical reflection, mutual inquiry, small group discussion, exercises and role play practice across situations from key fields of social work practice with different populations and issues. Social work theory, values and ethics will be integral to this practice unit.


Assessment task 1: Essay (1500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Video role play (12-15 minutes) and written critical analysis of role play (1000 words) 50%


Hurdle requirement - Cloud (online) students only

Attendance at a 3 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront (Geelong) campus

Prescribed texts

Pease, B., Goldingay, S., Hosken, N., & Nipperess, S. (Eds.). (2016). Doing critical social work. East Melbourne, Vic: Allen & Unwin.

Unit Fee Information

Click on the fee link below which describes you:

Return to previous page