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Unit details

HSW703 - Becoming a Social Worker

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Selma Macfarlane

Contact hours:

Attendance at a weekend residential seminar is an expectation

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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 crisis 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.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Case scenario video (15 minutes) and micro skill and theoretical analysis (1500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Group project presentation online, accompanied by individual written reflection 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2250$2900

* 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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