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Unit details

HSW703 - Becoming a Social Worker

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Selma Macfarlane

Contact hours:

Attendance at a weekend residential seminar is an expectation


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.


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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