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

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)^, 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:

^There will be a compulsory residential seminar for all Cloud (online) students. Attendance at this seminar is a hurdle requirement necessary to pass this unit.

Campus students are expected to attend a minimum of 90% of classes.


*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.

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