units

ATS1362

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chris Laming

Notes

Previously coded SCW1303

Synopsis

The unit introduces the importance of an interpersonal focus to welfare practice and counseling, as well as the significance of self-awareness for the practitioner. It examines the central role of knowledge, values and skills in developing an understanding of social casework and evidence based interventions. It seeks to develop an awareness of the socio-political forces as well as the inter- and intra-personal dynamics that foster problem situations, and the way in which welfare practice and counseling, is contextualised in the community.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit, the students will:

  1. understand the significance of self-awareness and the use of self in social welfare practice and counselling;
  2. have begun a process of purposeful self-reflection to enable best practice interventions;
  3. understand and apply basic knowledge, values and skills in welfare practice and counselling;
  4. identify and evaluate typical individual, family and social welfare situations through the use of simple assessment frameworks;
  5. develop case plans for productive intervention.

Assessment

Written work 50%
Exam 40%
Class participation (on-campus students) or residential school and online discussion participation (off-campus students): 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

A compulsory 2-day residential school for off-campus students held during Orientation Week.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

GSC1303, SCW1303