swp5pre engaging others




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore, in theory and practice, various factors and processes that impact on the quality and depth of their engagement with individuals and groups across the range of contexts in child protection leadership. This subject will emphasise awareness of self and the development of self-capacities as they relate to building working relationships. The other focus of the subject is to develop awareness and skills in shaping the engagement environment so that relationships are developed which are characterised by safety, respect, inclusiveness and empowerment as this contributes to better outcomes for children.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCollaboration, integration and change in children's services: Critical issues and key ingredients, Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol 31, pp 55-69RecommendedHorwath, J & Morrison, TAGPS, CANBERRA 2007
ReadingsPartnership and collaboration: Rhetoric and reality, Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol 20 No 2, pp 127-140RecommendedMorrison, T1996
ReadingsReflective practice in contemporary child-care social work: The role of containment, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 37, pp 659-680RecommendedRuch, GBRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS, LONDON 2007

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2019, Semester 1, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 6.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching to be delivered over three 2-day blocks (six days in total)."


Assessment elementComments%
One 3,000-word essay75
One Group presentation equivalent to One 1,000-words (10 minutes per member)25