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This course builds on 77122 Professional Social Work Practice by requiring the learner to reflect on the use of self in real-world practice situations. Learners will explore social work practice from three points of view: the social work agency; the practising social worker; and users of social work services. The course includes a consideration of the importance of values and the use of self in social work, including a self-assessment of the learner’s suitability for a career in social work. Course components include: a three-day practice skills workshop; a student inquiry project into perspectives on social work practice; and 30 hours of voluntary experience in a social service agency.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: