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HSW701 - Australian Social Work in an International Context

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Di Ashworth





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities.

^Students must attend and participate in a 4 day seminar at Waterfront (Geelong) on Sunday 12 March, Monday 13 March, Tuesday 14 March and Wednesday 15 March 2017.


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


This unit will 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 diversity of the field in both Australia and overseas. This unit will provide students with an overview of social work processes and encourages students to engage with debates and to identify those factors which have contributed to their beliefs and attitudes towards a range of aspects and stakeholders involved in social welfare provision.


Assessment task 1: Report (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Essay (2500 words) 50%


Hurdle requirement

Attendance at a 4 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront Campus - dates to be advised

Unit Fee Information

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