SWK506 Future Directions in Social Work (8)

This capstone subject requires Master of Advanced Social Work Practice students to integrate and consolidate their learning (knowledge, values and skills) from across the degree, developing a deeper level of applied scholarship to revitalise and sustain professional identity and engagement, incorporating a clear vision for future professional practice for themselves and the profession.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SWK506. 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



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Advanced Social Work Practice course and students enrolled in other relevant Masters programs with the approval of the Course Director.

Students must have successfully completed subject SWK501 before enrolling in this subject.



Subject Relationships

SWK501 Prerequisite Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to independently research and critically analyse the implications of applying innovative international and national developments in social work to local practice contexts;
  • be able to research and critically apply social work theories such as transformational approaches to specific social work practice contexts;
  • be able to explain developments in their professional identity as social workers and to discuss the contribution social work makes to their chosen field of practice; and
  • be able to develop a portfolio that includes reflection on their learning in the Master of Advanced Social Work Practice, including exploration of social work values, professional skills, knowledge and contexts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Exploring the context of social work globally and locally, drawing in layers of professional systems
  • Transformative approaches to contemporary social work practice
  • Revitalising and sustaining professional social work identities
  • Envisioning the contribution and practice of social work for the future

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SWK506 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Analysis paper
Pecha kutcha presentation
Practice framework portfolio

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.