This unit of study builds on the learning relevant to direct social work practice in the unit Skills for Direct Social Work Practice. Students continue to use strength-based, solution-focused, narrative and other relevant approaches for conceptualising their direct practice assessments and interventions within an overall framework of anti-oppressive social work practice. Classes include both theoretical and social work practice with individuals and families. The content assists students to integrate new learning with their established knowledge and practice.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ASW3300

Prerequisites

192 Credit points (Core year 1 and 2)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate strengths-based assessment and intervention in social work practice;  
  2. Present, analyse and critique examples of direct social work practice with individuals and /or families from placement and/or place of work;  
  3. Initiate and mediate group discussion of examples of direct social work practice with individuals and /or families, their placement and/or place of work;  
  4. Reflect critically on practice, utilising peer feedback, consultation with teaching staff, personal awareness and theoretical input; and  
  5. Integrate and further develop existing interpersonal and communication skills for the purpose of assessment and intervention in casework practice.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Cultural Genogram and critical reflection 30%
Assignment Advanced Care Plan and critical reflection 30%
Other Children's Court visit (critical reflection) 40%
To gain a pass in this unit students must attain a minimum overall grade of 50% and attempt and submit all assessment tasks, as each assessment task covers discrete areas of knowledge and skill required for the successful completion of social work course.

Required reading

AASW Practice standards Latest edition
AASW
AASW, Canberra

AASW Code of ethics Latest edition
AASW
AASW, Canberra

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