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WS3515 - Social Work and Welfare Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available to BSW and BCW students only or by permission of Head of School.

This subject will focus on the various contexts and discourses that influence social welfare practice and introduce students to structural analyses such as feminist, socialist and anti -racist frameworks. Students will be encouraged to consider the challenges that confront practice informed by such frameworks and develop skills and competencies in core social welfare processes such as assessment, intervention, evaluation, brokerage, mediation and advocacy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, students will: understand the various frameworks/ discourses that influence the Australian welfare sector and the impact, tensions and demands created by these frameworks for social welfare service users and workers;
  • demonstrate an understanding of structural frameworks for practice;
  • demonstrate an ability to undertake and engage in the core processes of social welfare practice;
  • consider strategies to assist in the development of personal resilience in a changing and challenging work context.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: WS2510 AND WS2511
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS3512 WS3516

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials - Week 1-5 only
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Ines Zuchowski.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - Weeks 1-5 only
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours - Weeks 1-5 only
Method of Delivery: CDROM
Assessment: assignments.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.