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Area/Catalogue
WELF 2012

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
013126

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To enable the students to critically analyse situations for human service intervention and select appropriate practice approaches that reflect knowledge of core human service practice principles.

Course content

The students will further develop knowledge of professional and accountable generalist practice using ethical and cultural competence.
Students will critically analyse various practice perspectives (in particular: strengths and ecosystems perspectives), principles and theories, crisis intervention grief and loss; intervention frameworks and the empowerment-based practice process. The application, of these practice perspectives will be critiqued through data collection and record keeping, assessment, formulating and implementing intervention strategies, and using evaluation strategies.

Textbook(s)

Maidment, J & Egan, R 2016, Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare: More than just common sense, 3rd edn, Allen and Unwin, Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 1014 Human Service Provision

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 2020 Interviewing Skills in Social Work and Human Services

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 2.5 hours x 13 weeks
External (On-campus compulsory seminar) 5 hours x 2 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Intervention plan 2000 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Intervention plan 2000 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Intervention plan 2000 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Intervention plan 2000 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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