SOWK14010 - Integrating Theory and Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The final theory unit in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) course provides students with advanced knowledge of social work theory and its relevance to social work practice. This unit requires students to build upon social research methods learning and practice knowledge gained from Field Education 1 (SOWK13009) and Integrating Theory and Practice 1 (SOWK13010) to apply research knowledge and skills to address the needs and aspirations of individuals, groups and communities to achieve socially just outcomes. Students will demonstrate graduate ability to apply research knowledge and skills and use research to inform practice and to develop, execute and disseminate research informed by practice. Students are required to attend a compulsory residential school as per the dates in the Student Handbook for the year they intend to undertake Field Education 2 (SOWK14009). This unit is a co-requisite to SOWK14009 and is only available at the time the student undertakes field education unless prior approval has been granted by the School.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: SOWK13009, SOWK13010, SOWK14005, SOWK14006

Corequisite: SOWK14009 Fieldwork Education 2

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2020 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%
3. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: Student evaluation and course coordinator feedback.
The residential school needs to take place in the same term as the course.
This change has been implemented.
Action Taken
Residential school happens at the beginning of the term prior to Field Education 2 commencing. This improved student confidence in assessment requirements and overall satisfaction was also improved.
Source: Student feedback via moodle
Students appreciated the clarity of resources and range of opportunities to participate in individual and group consultations on the selected review topic.
Continue to provide opportunities for individual and group consultation on literature review topic through Zoom sessions and at residential school.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate your performance from feedback drawn from your involvement in professional learning contexts.
  2. Construct and critically evaluate a Professional Practice Framework (PPF) and demonstrate how that PPF is informed by social work theory, ethics and AASW practice standards.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency utilising frameworks of critical analysis and reflective practice
  4. Apply research knowledge and skills to undertake research congruent with social work values and ethics
  5. Explore complex and sensitive social issues and problems to achieve socially just outcomes
  6. Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences in both oral and written form.

The learning outcomes in this unit are linked to the attributes of Australian social work graduates based on the AASW Practice Standards (2013) and statements of expected outcomes of AASW-accredited social work courses.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity