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HSW212 - Social Work Processes and Interventions: Social Work Theory and Practice E

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: CBD*, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (H330)

Unit chair:

Sophie Goldingay

Prerequisite:Must have completed all level 1 HSW coded core units.


Incompatible with:


Recommended: It is desirable to have completed HSW221 and HSW235.
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. Students are also expected to attend a three day seminar at Waterfront (Geelong). Dates to be advised.


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


This unit builds on the work undertaken in HSW111 and will centre on the competency requirements for social work practice. It will be conducted in seminar format focusing on the development of self-awareness, listening and communication skills, basic interviewing skills, beginning assessment and case planning skills. Practice skill development and analysis of professional values and ethics will be integral to the unit.


Assessment task 1: Case plan (social work report) and theoretical analysis (1600 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Case scenario video (15 minutes) and reflection and theoretical analysis (1500 words) 60%

Assessment task 3: Participation in group work - campus and/or cloud (online) plus written reflection on that work (250 words per written reflection) 10%

Prescribed texts

Maidment, J. & Egan, R. (eds.) (2009) Practice Skills for Social Work & Welfare. More than just common sense. Second Edition. Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest.

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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