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HSW701 - Australian Social Work in an International Context

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Di Ashworth





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin, including access to course materials and interactions with the teaching staff and other students


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


This unit will 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 diversity of the field in both Australia and overseas. This unit will provide students with an overview of social work processes and encourages students to engage with debates and to identify those factors which have contributed to their beliefs and attitudes towards a range of aspects and stakeholders involved in social welfare provision.


Assessment task 1: Report (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Essay (2500 words) 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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