INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

SWP2IPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This foundation subject introduces students to contemporary social work as a practice which aims to promote social change and development, social cohesion and the empowerment and liberation of people. The profession's historical development within contested approaches to social welfare is examined as is the influence of this history on social work values and roles. Students examine the notion that social work can be distinguished from other human service work through adherence to subjective and objective knowledge. Practice theories and intervention approaches for individual, community and societal work are introduced to demonstrate the need for reflective social workers who can work with diverse people, groups and systems to achieve lasting positive change.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: EBPHEB, EBTP, EBTS, HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS, HBCSVB HBCSVD HBCSVS HBCSVM HBCSVW & HBCSV; OR must be admitted in one of the following course: HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM, HZSKP, EBTOCE and must pass SWP1REF All others require coordinators approval

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

The road to social work

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChenoweth, L and McAuliffe, D

Year2008

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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. Identify and discuss the historical development of professional social work
02. Express and explain the meaning of social work values and ethical practice
03. Identify and describe different types of knowledge used in social work practice
04. Compare and contrast beginning practice theories and intervention approaches

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVirginia Mansel Lees

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 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.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team memberN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 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.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team memberN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Atkins

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 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.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team memberN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include online and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 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.
"Students to do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team memberN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Cox

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 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.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team memberN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Teacher guided learning packages which include on-line and in-class activities"

WorkShop Week: 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.
"Students do twelve 2-hour workshops over the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 2,500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One in-class team presentation equivalent to 500-words per team memberN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1