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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Chris Laming


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 their values and beliefs affect casework practice;
  2. An ability to apply more than one theoretical framework to welfare practice;
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the general casework process


Analysis of Implicit Theory (2000 words): 40%
Case Study (2500 words): 60%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

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

Social and community welfare


SCW1302, SCW1303, SCW1304, SCW1305 or permission.