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SCW3303 - Insights Into Practice

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Debra Manning


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


This unit consists of a selection of modules, each of which focuses on theory, research and practice issues pertaining to a major field of social welfare practice. Each module includes the ethical and legal dimensions of practice. Students will select one module from a choice of Anti-racist Practice, Disability, Child Protection or Violence against Women to research in-depth.


On successful completion of this unit students will have developed:

  1. An understanding of the main theories and significant practice issues and dilemmas in one major area of social welfare practice;
  2. An awareness of the centrality of values, their own, and those of the clients and workers and the way in which these can colour perceptions of practice issues;
  3. Skills in critical analysis and research methods in a specific practice context.


Off-campus students - Literature review (2250 words): 50%
Integrative assignment (2250 words): 50%
On-campus students - Literature review (2000 words): 40%
Integrative assignment (2250 words): 50%
Class participation: 10%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week


SCW2303 and either SCW2304 or SCW2310