Social Work Theory and Practice F

Course code SWRK4300Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The final year of the social work degree builds on learning from the three previous years of study in the BSW program. This course focuses on advanced theory and practice issues with a focus on interpersonal intervention skills relating to individual, group and community practice.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate :
1. An advanced awareness of their own values and how these impact interpersonal interactions with others, as well as a capacity to re-evaluate these values with reference to the requirements of professional practice.
2. A high level of self-awareness and open transparent practice that is responsive to feedback from clients, peers, supervisors and teaching staff
3. A high level of effective communication in a range of contexts including presenting information clearly and concisely, providing feedback in a clear, balanced and constructive way, and adapting the means and language of communication to meet the needs of a specific situation.
4. A critical understanding of the application of the AASW Code of ethics and knowledge of a range of perspectives and theoretical frameworks that influence professional practice
5. The advanced application of knowledge from a range of theoretical frameworks, models and approaches to assessment and intervention with clients, paying particular attention to work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups
6. Demonstrate effective collaboration with peers and others in the contexts of team work and delivery of direct social work services to clients
Content* Brief Intervention Models
* Skills in working with people with mental health issues
* Skills in working with grief and loss issues
* Family Therapy
* Narrative Therapy
* Other practice models, approaches and frameworks used in direct social work practice
Replacing Course(s)SWRK4001(Skills Unit)
TransitionThis revision is the division of a 20 unit course SWRK4001 into two 10 unit courses. It does not affect the content, and student who repeat can complete under the new course codes (SWRK4300 and SWRK3007).
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSWRK3002, SWRK3005 and SWRK3300
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2,500 words
Presentations - GroupThere is one ungraded group assessment task in this course (satisfactory/unsatisfactory). Students must successfully complete this assessment tasks to pass the course.
Presentations - IndividualVideo assessment of practice skills and associated written paper (2,500 words)
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).
Compulsory Course ComponentPresentations: Group There are two ungraded assessment tasks in this course (satisfactory/unsatisfactory). Students must successfully complete these assessment tasks to pass the course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SWRK4300