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In partnership with Griffith University, Open Universities Australia delivers this postgraduate unit in Critical Reflective Practice in Social Work. The 13-week program will cover critical theory, critical thinking and critical reflection as the focus of course content, with the aim of enhancing your skills as a critically reflective practitioner of social work. In addition to this, you will study the challenges of maintaining a critical and analytical view of your own practices.
Key areas of development include how to develop a self-analytical approach to social work, and how to maintain a critical agenda before, during and after your own practices. Participating students will produce their beginning practice framework.
This is a new unit based on content from Griffith University’s Critical Reflective Practice unit, upgraded to meet postgraduate AQF requirements.
Graduates of this unit will be able to recognise, articulate and unpack a number of transferrable skills and valued workplace attributes. These include: being innovative and informed in critical judgement and decision making; an ability to critically analyse situations that may arise, with a basis in research and evidence and a deep knowledge of the particular challenges facing a social worker in relation to engaging with service-users, team members and organisations. The practical application of the studied theory will be examined in order to give you a thorough basis for successful critical analysis in social work.
Completing this unit, you will also be given the tools for: a practice framework; effective communication with team members in a working environment; knowledgeable and informed practice in your specific discipline; creative and forward-thinking critical judgement; socially responsible practice; engaging thoroughly with your communities; and the ability to self-analyse and maintain a critical agenda at every stage before, during and across social work practice.
Competency in culturally diverse and international environments is also a graduate outcome, including an awareness for the values and knowledges of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as a global and international perspective.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be able to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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