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- You are a student who is currently offshore and unable to enter Australia.
- You are a student in Australia who is impacted by state or regional border closures.
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Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Restricted to enrolment by students unable to attend campus due to COVID border closures. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
SWSP5406 Social Work Methods 4: Consolidating Theory and Practice
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit is a capstone unit, drawing on previous learning in the MSW to address the nature of change and appropriate responses to the social work, social policy, organisational and community environments in which social workers practice and encourages them to apply counter-oppressive principles in their developmental work. Students will work in groups to cement their collaborative skills and design strategies to assist in linking individual needs with social and public issues.
- Students are able to (1) construct a professional practice framework from their previous in class and in placement learning; (2) identify a range of social work theories relevant to be used in varied settings, such as communities, and with different people, such as Indigenous peoples, families and individuals
; (3) analyse practice models associated with social work and other relevant disciplinary theories in organisational, social and community contexts; (4) analyse the role of social workers as change agents in organisational, social and community contexts; (5) analyse appropriate collaborative change strategy designs for use in organisational and community practice setting; and (6) analyse counter-oppressive processes in their developmental strategies.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment and (2) group presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Susan Young
- Unit rules
- SWSP5306 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and Practices for Social Work
SWSP5630 Social Work Methods 1: Introduction to Psychosocial Theory
SWSP5301 Foundations of Social Work Thinking and Identity
SWSP5631 Social Work Methods 2: Theory for Practice - Working with People
SWSP5633 Social Work Methods 3: Evidence Based Practice-Counselling
SWSP5309 Field Education One: First Placement
SWSP5429 Field Education Two: Final Placement
- SWSP5409 Applied Social Work Practices
SWSP5634 Social Work and Mental Health Practice
SWSP5632 Legal and Organisational Contexts for Social Work
- Contact hours
- 3 hrs per week x 12 weeks
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.