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

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:ASK101
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Judith Moyle





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin including access to course materials and interactions with the teaching staff and other students

Cloud (online) and Campus: A weekend intensive will be conducted at Waterfront (Geelong) campus for ALL students (both Campus and Cloud) enrolled in this unit for dates Friday 13 March, 2-6.50 pm; Saturday 14 March and Sunday 15 March, 9 am to 4.30 pm. Further details available on the unit CloudDeakin site.


*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: Coursework assignment (500 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Coursework assignment (1500 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Coursework assignment (2000 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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