HSW703 - Becoming a Social Worker


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online) with significant campus requirements (see Contact hours)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students must attend and participate in a 2 day workshop at Waterfront (Geelong) - dates to be advised.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning experiences including weekly video recordings and 5 scheduled online seminars.

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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.

Hurdle requirement

  • Attendance at a 2 day workshop held during trimester at Waterfront Campus 
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Unit Fee Information

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