HCS519 Social Work Fields of Practice 2-Mandated Practice (8)

This subject extends the knowledge and research base of HCS518 Fields of Practice 1 by concentrating on the professional association for social work in the mandated fields of cross-cultural practice, mental health, practice with Indigenous Australians and child wellbeing and protection. The knowledge and skills covered in this subject are generalisable for social workers operating in any field of social work, while focusing on the desired knowledge and approaches that ensure effective service to the four mandated groups.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HCS519. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate basic and advanced micro-skills appropriate to working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians - including working with interpreters when required;
  • be able to research and outline key aspects of the historical development of social work as a profession as they impact upon working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians;
  • be able to discuss and apply social work core values and practice standards while working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of discourse and practice theory relevant to social work and to articulate this knowledge when working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians;
  • be able to explain the relevance of social inclusion, diversity, globalisation and ecological sustainability to social work practice in working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians;
  • be able to demonstrate mature development of self-reflection and critical thinking skills appropriate for working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians; and
  • be able to draw upon appropriate research and discern cultural and other biases of research while working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • History of social work and foundations of a social work identity as it applies to working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians
  • Core values, Social Work Code of Ethics and Practice Standards expected of a social worker working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians
  • Outline and develop micro skills and communication skills for practice for working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians
  • Develop enhanced skills in cultural sensitivity, social inclusion, responding to difference and diversity

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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