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SCW2303 - Case Management Theory and Practice

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Debra Manning


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit explores theoretical frameworks in casework practice, including systems theory, feminist casework, radical casework, problem solving and crisis intervention theory. In particular attention is paid to the process of casework, and how theory is implemented in assessments and case plans.


Upon completion of this unit, each student should have:

  1. Demonstrated understanding of their own implicit practice and how these affect casework practice;
  2. An ability to apply more than one theoretical framework to welfare practice;
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the general casework process


Case study (2500 words): 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


SCW1303, SCW1304, SCW1305 or permission.