HSW705 - Challenging Poverty and Social Exclusion


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

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 including 3 x 1 hour scheduled online seminars during the trimester.

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*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


Given the close correlations between poverty, social exclusion and uptake of social work services, this unit provides underpinning knowledge which will be applicable in all aspects of social work practice including direct practice, community development, policy analysis and research. The focus on poverty and social exclusion also reflects ongoing policy initiatives of governments which find expression in policies for social inclusion and social justice in areas such as health, education, employment, housing and criminal justice as well as social welfare.

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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