WELF 7003 Contextualised Practice
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102394
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Description Social work practice is informed by, and negotiated through, policy, legislative and ethical frameworks. This unit focuses on how these frameworks influence and shape social work practice in Australia and provides an opportunity for students to critically reflect upon their power, responsibilities and obligations In this unit, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to advocate for marginalised and disadvantaged individuals and groups through activism and advocacy and, work for social justice change through reform of legislation and policy.
School Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in 1792 Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Critically analyse legislative and policy practices that both enhance and inhibit wellbeing at individual, family and community levels.
- Analyse aspects of state mental health, domestic violence and child protection legislation relevant to social work practice, including confidentiality, involuntary interventions and guardianship.
- Critically analyse different models of social policy making in Australia
- Analyse and integrate knowledge of and commitment to social work values and ethics to guide professional practice.
- Critically evaluate the application of advocacy skills in relation to legislative and policy frameworks and processes.
- legal frameworks for social work practice in Australia
- The policy process
- political institutions and policy making
- Legislative and policy practices that both enhance and inhibit wellbeing at individual, family and community levels.
child wellbeing and protection
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- ethics and social work practice
- Advocacy strategies using knowledge of Legislative and policy frameworks and processes
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Oral Presentation||5-10 minutes, maximum 4 Powerpoint slides||20||N||Group|
- Bacchi, CL 2009, Analysing policy : what's the problem represented to be?, Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, Australia.
- Rice, S., Day, A. and Briskman, L. (ed) (2018) Social Work in the Shadow of the Law. 5th (ed). Annandale, NSW: The Federation Press.
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
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