HSW707 - Addressing Violence and Abuse


2022 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 - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities will support learning across the trimester.

In-person attendance requirements

All students must attend a compulsory 2-day intensive during Week 4 of Trimester 1 at the Geelong Waterfront Campus at which core practical learning requirements will be taught. Please click here to view intensive dates and locations.


^Students enrol as Cloud (online); however there are significant campus requirements

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


This unit will give students an introduction to different forms of violence and abuse from a critical social work perspective. Students will examine the social and political underpinnings of violence in society, with particular attention to their gendered and intersectional dimensions. It will provide an overview of definitions and causes of violence and abuse and it will explore social work interventions at the individual and social levels. Students will explore ways in which social workers can support survivors, work with perpetrators and develop strategies for preventing violence and abuse.

Hurdle requirement

  • Attendance at a 2 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront Campus.

Please click here to view intensive dates and locations.

Unit Fee Information

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