BEING A SOCIAL WORKER

SWP1BSW

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this first year subject, you will be provided with an overview of the theoretical framework that guides the La Trobe social work course. You will be introduced to the key aspects of how social work is understood, particularly what it means to be a social worker and how social work is expressed across its many domains of practice (from work with individuals to community work and policy development) and fields of practice (such as child and family wellbeing and disability). You will explore the historical development of social work including contested ideas about how social work is practiced, as well as locating yourself in respect of your own values and beliefs; and how these fit with social work's ethical and values# framework. You will also be oriented to university study, specifically the development of research, writing and oral communication skills

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in HHSW, HHSWB, HHSWW, HHSWP, HHSWMI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Social Work: From theory to practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorConnolly, M. & Harms, L.

Year2015

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PublisherCambridge

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How to be a social worker

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDunk-West, Priscilla

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMacmillan Palgrave

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss critical social work theory and how it applies across multiple social work practice domains.
02. Discuss the historical development of social work and the contested debates such as the influence of colonisation that have underpinned the discipline's development
03. Describe personal values and how these fit with the social work profession and identity as a social worker.
04. Identify how sociological and psychological perspectives relate to social work
05. Identify research, oral and written communication skills required for social work.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are required to complete a range of online activities and reading prior to attending weekly workshops

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 20 minute group presentation (5mins/member 500 words equivalent per member) Uploaded to LMS 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
One 2250 word written report Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
One individual reflective report (1000 words equivalent) Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are required to complete a range of online activities and reading prior to attending weekly workshops

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 20 minute group presentation (5mins/member 500 words equivalent per member) Uploaded to LMS 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
One 2250 word written report Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
One individual reflective report (1000 words equivalent) Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are required to complete a range of online activities and reading prior to attending weekly workshops

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 20 minute group presentation (5mins/member 500 words equivalent per member) Uploaded to LMS 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
One 2250 word written report Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
One individual reflective report (1000 words equivalent) Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean MacDermott

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are required to complete a range of online activities and reading prior to attending weekly workshops

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 20 minute group presentation (5mins/member 500 words equivalent per member) Uploaded to LMS 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
One 2250 word written report Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
One individual reflective report (1000 words equivalent) Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are required to complete a range of online activities and reading prior to attending weekly workshops

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 20 minute group presentation (5mins/member 500 words equivalent per member) Uploaded to LMS 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
One 2250 word written report Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
One individual reflective report (1000 words equivalent) Uploaded to LMSN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5