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Foundations of Social Work Practice is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. Its fundamental aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the institutional structures and practices of the human services industry. Once armed with this knowledge, you will be able to embark on your first social work field placement, ready to succeed in the role.
To begin with, you will explore the expectations, processes, and group dynamics that typically apply in a social work context. Following this, you will be introduced to social work ethics and values, before familiarising yourself with the theoretical and organisational structures behind social work practice. Finally, you will develop your interpersonal and communication skills before starting placement.
Ultimately, Foundations of Social Work Practice provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how human services work, and how to approach the role. The combination of theory and practice is the perfect start to a career in social work.
This course requires some on-campus attendance. You're required to attend a 1-week intensive class at Griffith University's Gold Coast campus.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit, because they are considered academically equivalent:
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
In this Foundations of Social Work Practice unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.