School Of Social Sciences

Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102744.1

Discipline: SOCIAL WORK

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in courses 1792 Master of Social Work (Qualifying), 4595 Master of Art Therapy or 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies/Master of Research at Western Sydney University.

About this Unit
Working with Indigenous communities is an important field of practice for social and human service workers in statutory as well as community contexts. This unit introduces students to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, including pre-contact, colonisation and contemporary developments. Specific attention will be paid to engaging communities - including practice principles, strategies and skills. This subject will emphasise the importance of culturally responsive practices requiring students to have an understanding of their own values and cultures. Critical self-reflection and positioning are vital skills for cultural responsiveness, and will be developed in this unit.

1792.2Master of Social Work (Qualifying)CURRENT
4595.10Master of Art TherapyCURRENT
4596.5Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only)CURRENT

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