School Of Social Sciences

Introduction to Social Work in AustraliaWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102860.1

Discipline: SOCIAL WORK

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit introduces students to social work, its common values, different perspectives, and current debates. Diverse constructions of social work embedded in different knowledge systems and models will be explored. Social work perspectives in a multicultural cosmopolitan Australia will be analysed including, amongst others, Indigenous social work, White western social work, Pacific social work, Afrocentric social work, memorial social work, Brazilian social work, etc. An overview of the changing Australian socio-political environment, policy and practice context will be explored and the role of social work in the different fields of practice analysed, to locate strategies for generating positive and creative social change.

1874.1Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work)CONTINUING
1874.2Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work)CURRENT

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