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Area/Catalogue
WELF 2015

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
013129

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To further develop students' understanding of the knowledge, values and skills required to work effectively as human service/social work professionals in Indigenous Australian contexts, which is culturally accountable to Indigenous Australian people and communities.

Course content

The course will provide students with a foundation on which to consider the contemporary issues facing human service professions in renegotiating its working relationship with Indigenous people. Such issues include racism and the implications for practice, positive effects of cultural traditions to family, values, roles and parenting, power and powerlessness, governance, critical analysis of privilege and whiteness, diversity of policies and legislation governing Indigenous Australian peoples and the ongoing effects, Indigenous perspectives on historical and contemporary human service policy and practice reconciliation.  It aims to provide an opportunity for new beginnings to commence in welfare and social services’ commitment and accountability to justice and equity for Indigenous people.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 7 hours per day x 4 days
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 7 hours per day x 4 days
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 3 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (Compulsory on campus workshop) 5 hours x 1 day
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 6 hours x 5 days

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
Application 2500 words 55% N/A
Project 2000 words 45% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Application 2500 words 55% N/A
Project 2000 words 45% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Application 2500 words 55% N/A
Project 2000 words 45% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Application 2500 words 55% N/A
Project 2000 words 45% N/A
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Application 2500 words 55% N/A
Project 2000 words 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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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