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HSW703 - Becoming a Social Worker

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Sophie Goldingay





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Attendance at a weekend residential seminar is an expectation


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


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 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

* 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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