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HSW703 - Becoming a Social Worker

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online), CBD*

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

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

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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