No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

SWK505 Social Work/Social Welfare Dissertation (16)


This subject provides an opportunity for students to critically review a number of theories which currently influence social work/social welfare practice, policy and research and reflect on the theories and values which influence their own practice and the settings within which they work. The subject aims to enhance understanding of practice knowledge, values and skill issues that arise in the tension between managerial and professional approaches, and other issues facing contemporary social work and social welfare so that a more thoughtful and reflective practice base is attained

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: SWK505
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Limited to students enrolled in the Master of Human Services Practice and Master of Human Services (Advanced Practice)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to undertake independent research in the fields of Social Work/Social Welfare Practice and Social Policy Analysis;
Have an enhanced understanding of practice knowledge, values and skills issues;
Have a more reflective practice approach


The subject will cover the following topics:
Individual Research programs.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.