HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW AND ETHICS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

SWP4LHE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will expand your knowledge base in the legal context of Australian social work practice and how human rights and ethical principles guide social work practice. Professional competency will be developed by applying ethical decision-making models to case studies by observing real courts or tribunals. Case studies will address issues of diversity and complexity in our society and guidance will be given on how to make decisions that conform to ethical, legal and professional requirements while respecting clients and their rights.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZSK OR HZSKB OR HZSKW OR HZSKM OR HZSKP AND must have passed SWP3UIO OR Students must be admitted in one the following courses: HMSK OR HMSKB OR HMSKW OR HMSKM OR HBCSVB OR HBCSVD OR HBCSVS OR HBCSVM OR HBCSVW OR HBCSV OR HBCSV OR HBCSW OR HBCSS OR HBCSM OR HBCSD OR HBCSB OR HBCS AND no other prerequisite rule applies

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

In the Shadow of the Law: the Legal Context of Social Work Practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRice, S & Day, A

Year2014

Edition/Volume3rd Ed

PublisherFEDERATION PRESS, NSW

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The Law Handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFitzroy Legal Service

Year2020

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFITZROY LEGAL SERVICE. FITZROY.

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Practice standards

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAASW

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS LTD, AUSTRALIA

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Latrobe Library - Digital Libguide - SWP4LHE:Human Rights Law and Ethics in Social Work

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Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLatrobe Library

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PublisherLATROBE LIBRARY

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AASW Code of ethics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAASW

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS LTD, AUSTRALIA

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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. Critically analyse how human rights are addressed in social work practice.
02. Analyse the impact of the law on social work practice and the role and responsibilities of social work practitioners using a conceptual framework.
03. Evaluate case materials by the application of an ethical decision-making framework.
04. Critically analyse conflicts between competing legal, ethical and human rights principles and their impact on social workers and their practice.

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-ordinatorNatasha Long

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 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*

4 x 15 minute on-line quizzes (equivalent to 250 words per quiz)Four quizzes at key points during semester

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1500 word individual written assessmentIt is mandatory requirement of this subject that students observe one court or tribunal hearing as they are required to analyse court proceedings through observation of 'real life' legal matters. Analysis of court proceedings plus linking issues of access to justice as per the Justice report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2750 word written report comprising 750 word plan and 2000 word report750 word report provides plan for the final assessment that links relevant legislation, relevant sections from Code of Ethics and relevant Human Rights (10%). 2000 word report explores case study and focuses on ethical decision making (40%)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

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 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*

4 x 15 minute on-line quizzes (equivalent to 250 words per quiz)Four quizzes at key points during semester

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1500 word individual written assessmentIt is mandatory requirement of this subject that students observe one court or tribunal hearing as they are required to analyse court proceedings through observation of 'real life' legal matters. Analysis of court proceedings plus linking issues of access to justice as per the Justice report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2750 word written report comprising 750 word plan and 2000 word report750 word report provides plan for the final assessment that links relevant legislation, relevant sections from Code of Ethics and relevant Human Rights (10%). 2000 word report explores case study and focuses on ethical decision making (40%)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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 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*

4 x 15 minute on-line quizzes (equivalent to 250 words per quiz)Four quizzes at key points during semester

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1500 word individual written assessmentIt is mandatory requirement of this subject that students observe one court or tribunal hearing as they are required to analyse court proceedings through observation of 'real life' legal matters. Analysis of court proceedings plus linking issues of access to justice as per the Justice report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2750 word written report comprising 750 word plan and 2000 word report750 word report provides plan for the final assessment that links relevant legislation, relevant sections from Code of Ethics and relevant Human Rights (10%). 2000 word report explores case study and focuses on ethical decision making (40%)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 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 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*

4 x 15 minute on-line quizzes (equivalent to 250 words per quiz)Four quizzes at key points during semester

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1500 word individual written assessmentIt is mandatory requirement of this subject that students observe one court or tribunal hearing as they are required to analyse court proceedings through observation of 'real life' legal matters. Analysis of court proceedings plus linking issues of access to justice as per the Justice report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2750 word written report comprising 750 word plan and 2000 word report750 word report provides plan for the final assessment that links relevant legislation, relevant sections from Code of Ethics and relevant Human Rights (10%). 2000 word report explores case study and focuses on ethical decision making (40%)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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 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*

4 x 15 minute on-line quizzes (equivalent to 250 words per quiz)Four quizzes at key points during semester

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1500 word individual written assessmentIt is mandatory requirement of this subject that students observe one court or tribunal hearing as they are required to analyse court proceedings through observation of 'real life' legal matters. Analysis of court proceedings plus linking issues of access to justice as per the Justice report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2750 word written report comprising 750 word plan and 2000 word report750 word report provides plan for the final assessment that links relevant legislation, relevant sections from Code of Ethics and relevant Human Rights (10%). 2000 word report explores case study and focuses on ethical decision making (40%)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 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 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*

4 x 15 minute on-line quizzes (equivalent to 250 words per quiz)Four quizzes at key points during semester

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1500 word individual written assessmentIt is mandatory requirement of this subject that students observe one court or tribunal hearing as they are required to analyse court proceedings through observation of 'real life' legal matters. Analysis of court proceedings plus linking issues of access to justice as per the Justice report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2750 word written report comprising 750 word plan and 2000 word report750 word report provides plan for the final assessment that links relevant legislation, relevant sections from Code of Ethics and relevant Human Rights (10%). 2000 word report explores case study and focuses on ethical decision making (40%)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4