SOWK12011 - Social Group Work and Family Work

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students should be able to articulate the knowledge and practice of social group work and family work and analyse the relationship between different social theories and group work methods. Students should develop the skills of working with groups in various configurations and the ability to analyse the consequences and constructs consistent with various social work methodologies of group and family therapy, including conferencing. Students should be able to address the issues of practising in cross cultural and social exclusion contexts in their deployment of group work methods through the application of intervention plans and role plays.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 32.61% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Feedback from unit coordinator
Feedback
Greater engagement of students completing residential school internally
Recommendation
Offer a zoom for students attending Rockhampton and Bundaberg residential weekly tutorial to maximise engagement in the online space and with the Unit Coordinator
Action Taken
The unit was provided by zoom as the residential was cancelled because of COVID.
Source: Student Feedback in Moodle
Feedback
As this unit was originally meant to have a residential school, I believe the material wasn't adjusted enough to suit online teaching without a residential school. At times it became quite confusing and impacted on experience and learning. Changes to staffing mid term exacerbated challenges for students.
Recommendation
Should a residential school need to be cancelled, the content, resources and staffing needs to be adjusted to ensure continuity and matching to assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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