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

This subject extends the knowledge and research base of the HCS518  Fields of Practice 1 by concentrating upon the professional association for social work’s mandated fields of practice in cross-cultural, Indigenous, mental health and child protection fields of practice. 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 availability
Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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:
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced microskills appropriate to working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians.
  • 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
  • Understand 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
  • Have a general understanding of discourse and practice theory relevant to social work and be able to articulate this knowledge when working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians.
  • Explain the relevance of social inclusion, diversity, globalisation and sustainability to social work practice in working with children, people with a mental illness, people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Indigenous Australians
  • 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
  • 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
The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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