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

Abstract

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 Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.