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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Debra Manning


This unit focuses on theory, research and practice issues pertaining to a major approach to social and community welfare practice. Our study of Anti-oppressive theory and practice includes ethical and legal dimensions of practice and addresses issues in major fields of social and community welfare practice including disability, child protection and violence against women.


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;

  1. 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;

  1. Skills in critical analysis and research methods in a specific practice context.


Critical Analysis (2000 words): 40%
Integrative Assignment (2500 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Debra Manning

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

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

Social and community welfare


SCW2303 and SCW2304