WELF 5102


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

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.


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


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



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 10 weeks

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


Case study, Critical analysis


EFTSL*: 0.125
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