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Area/Catalogue
WELF 5102

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101912

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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 1)

Course aim

To advance students’ specialist knowledge of practice theories and skills for innovative social work with clients with special needs in a range of practice settings.

Course content

The students will develop knowledge of the diffusion of innovation in relation to new and emerging programs, policies and practices for working with children and families. The course will explore contemporary approaches in social work assessment and intervention. Students will develop specialised knowledge about intervention and preventative strategies in child abuse and child and family well-being. This includes how abuse and neglect affects child/human development risks, as well as resilience and child and family developmental opportunities in major life stage transitions. Students will critically analyse the impact of child protection policies in the context of historical policies that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.

Textbook(s)

Arney, F & Scott, D (eds) 2013, Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, 2nd, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne Victoria

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 5105 Social Work Practicum 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 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 (INTENSIVE)
Critical analysis 2250 words 50% N/A
Case study 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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

Degrees this course is offered in

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