Child-Centred Practice in Family Work

Course code HLSC6514
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course provides knowledge and skill required to enable practitioners to promote child centred practice approaches in a variety of settings providing services to families and children.


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  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Define child centred practice in a variety of settings

2. Apply strategies to support and engage parents to maintain child focused approaches

3. Apply strategies in organisations and workplaces to enhance child awareness

4. Critically evaluate strategies to engage children


  • Social, historical, cultural and political context of child centred practice
  • Theoretical perspectives informing responses to child centred practice
  • Organisational and professional procedures, ethics and standards
  • Skills in communication and engagement with parents and children
  • Identification of risks to children and strategies to improve safety
  • Ongoing supervision and professional development required to work with parents and children
  • Cultural context and considerations for current practice

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: A1 - Blackboard Online Discussion



Professional Task:

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend the face to face workshop to pass this course.

Contact Hours

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Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 96 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of overall effort.


Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term