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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Debra Manning


Previously coded SCW3303


This unit focuses on theory, research and practice issues pertaining to a major approach to social and community welfare practice. We study theories of oppression and approaches to anti-oppressive and transformative practice at individual, community, structural and cultural levels. Particular emphasis is on transformative counselling approaches and strategies to promote organisational and social change in fields including disability, child protection and violence against women.


On successful completion of this unit students will have developed:

  1. An understanding of anti-oppressive and transformative theories critical to individual, community and organisational social and community welfare practice;
  2. An awareness of the centrality of personal and cultural values and beliefs in approaches to practice in counselling, community development, and policy work;
  3. Skills in critical analysis and research methods in a specific theoretical and practice context.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Debra Manning

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

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

Community welfare and counselling


ATS2822 and ATS2823


GSC3303, SCW3303