SWN018 Theories and Frameworks for Social Work Practice

This unit builds literacy of a range of theories, models and perspectives relevant to critical social work practice. Power, oppression and privilege are key concepts. An historical overview will be provided to contextualise contemporary social work practices. For example, from the Charitable Organisation Society we have inherited case work, from the Settlement Movement we have incorporated neighbourhood work and community work, and from the Fabians, we considered how to use social policy to address major social problems such as poverty, unemployment and homelessness. With the emergence of alternative and critical influences, such as Marxism, feminism and ant-racism from the 1960s, increasing importance was given to environmental factors influencing the life chances of individuals. From these competing perspectives we must be able to coherently articulate our preferred perspectives with explicit reference to social justice and the AASW Code of Ethics.

Unit information

Unit code
SWN018
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School/Discipline
Public Health & Social Work
Study area
Health and community
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Kelvin Grove
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $835
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $2,592
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $3,876
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
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Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
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Equivalents
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Assumed knowledge
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