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WELF 5110


Course Level


Offered Externally


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Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To provide students with an opportunity to participate in a study tour to extend their discipline specific knowledge and to be immersed in a different cultural experience relevant to social work.

Course content

Students will complete a supervised study tour and a field based course in either an international host country, or a national remote location. The course will provide an opportunity for students to explore current research and practice contexts relevant to their studies and to gain first hand perspectives on contemporary social issues and challenges faced by communities in diverse cultural contexts. Students will develop advanced knowledge on topics relevant to their experiences on the study tour. Students will critique these social issues and develop extensive strategies to integrate this knowledge and analyse how it contributes to their practice skills and ongoing professional development in the fields of social work, human services or the psychological sciences.




Successful completion of 36 units at UniSA with a GPA of 4.5 or by program director approval.



Teaching method

Component Duration
Workshop (Pre-departure and post-return workshops) 2 hours x 4 sessions
Study tour 2 - 4 weeks x N/A
Online (Preparation and documentation) 2 hours x 1 session

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


Task Length Weighting Duration
Research report 1800 words 40% N/A
Study tour project 2700 words 60% N/A


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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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