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HSW705 - Challenging Poverty and Social Exclusion

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Beth Crisp





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 x 1 hour scheduled online seminars during the trimester.

^Students must attend and participate in a 2day workshop at Waterfront (Geelong) on Monday 10 April and Tuesday 11 April 2017.


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


Given the close correlations between poverty, social exclusion and uptake of social work services, this unit provides underpinning knowledge which will be applicable in all aspects of social work practice including direct practice, community development, policy analysis and research. The focus on poverty and social exclusion also reflects ongoing policy initiatives of governments which find expression in policies for social inclusion and social justice in areas such as health, education, employment, housing and criminal justice as well as social welfare.


Assessment task 1: Essay (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Proposal (3000 words) 60%


Hurdle requirement

Attendance at a 2 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront Campus - dates to be advised

Unit Fee Information

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