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Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice

Undergraduate | TAS-HGW101 | 2024

Learn how social workers advocate for justice and empower communities. You’ll explore inequality and the role social workers play in creating a more inclusive and equitable society. Build your social work foundations. Reflect and engage with the class.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Illustrate the role and value of micro, meso and macro social work responses to contemporary social justice and human rights issues using contemporary case scenarios.
    2. Use critical social work theories and critical analytical skills to reveal how historical and current inequalities of power and privilege are constructed.
    3. Identify personal beliefs and values and consider their impact for social work practice by using critical reflection skills and engaging with constructive feedback from others.
    4. Examine how social work is shaped and constrained by key national and international contexts and discourses by collaborating with others.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Weekly 2-hour online tutorials.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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