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HSW701 - Australian Social Work in an International Context

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online), CBD*

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

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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