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HSW703 - Becoming a Social Worker

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

S Goldingay (S)

Contact hours:

Attendance at a weekend residential workshop is an expectation but in exceptional circumstances students should contact the unit chair about alternative ways of meeting this requirement.

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit will provide students with an opportunity to learn about micro-skills and models for practice along with a range of accompanying theoretical perspectives. These perspectives will include critical theory and anti-oppressive practice, systems theory and strengths-based practice. The unit will include a case study approach throughout the trimester, where students engage with client/family scenarios that involve development of direct practice, group work and family work skills.


Case scenario video (15 minutes) and 1500 word micro skill and theoretical analysis 50%, group project presentation online 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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