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Area/Catalogue
WELF 2020

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105821

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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 students to develop and demonstrate effective human service interviewing skills and their appropriate application.

Course content

Students will engage in practice based learning to develop their skills and knowledge in interviewing and the processes associated with human service interviews.They will learn vital skills such as establishing the interview environment, attending, active listening, empathic responding and influencing. Students will learn to manage the focus of an interview and move through the stages of a human service interview such as building an empathic relationship, listening for clients’ stories and strengths, goal setting, re-storying and action. Students will learn to apply these skills to working in diverse contexts and with a range of clients, including children, people with intellectual disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This course employs a client-centred, anti-oppressive and strength-based framework. Students will also be required to demonstrate self-awareness by critically reflecting on their interviewing skills.

Textbook(s)

Ivey, A, Bradford Ivey, M & Zalaquett, C 2016, Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counselling in a multicultural world, MindTap V2.0, 1 term instant access, 3rd edn, Cengage, USA

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 1019 Communication Skills in Social Work and Human Services
WELF 1014 Human Service Provision

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 2012 Human Service Intervention

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Studio 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 3 hours x 12 weeks
External (On-campus workshop) 7.5 hrs per day x 2 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Studio 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Studio 2 hours x 12 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
Quiz 900 word equivalent 20% N/A
Interview N/A 40% 15-20 minutes
Critical analysis 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Quiz 900 word equivalent 20% N/A
Interview N/A 40% 15-20 minutes
Critical analysis 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Quiz 900 word equivalent 20% N/A
Interview N/A 40% 15-20 minutes
Critical analysis 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Quiz 900 word equivalent 20% N/A
Interview N/A 40% 15-20 minutes
Critical analysis 1800 word equivalent 40% 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
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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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