In Curtin University Bachelor of Social Work you will learn how to help and talk to various kinds of people, like kids, adults, and older folks, from various backgrounds and cultures.
Social workers are like champions for fairness and human rights. They collaborate with individuals, groups, and communities to break down barriers that make life hard for people. They also help build good relationships and speak up for human rights and positive changes in society, laws, and policies. During your studies, you will have two supervised fieldwork placements where you will spend a total of 1,050 hours working in real job settings.
Social workers are good at talking to different people and making sure everyone understands. They use computers and stuff to find information and learn new things. They love learning and asking questions. They know how things in their neighborhood are connected to the entire world. They follow the rules, even if they are from faraway places. Social workers are like superheroes of talking, learning, and following rules to make the world better for everyone.
You might not have to study some parts of your course if you have already learned about them or have experience in those areas. This is called "credit." If you have taken classes or have work experience that is like what you would study in your course, the university might give you credit for it. This means you will not have to do those parts of the course again, and you can finish your degree faster.
Community cultural development officer, Community liaison officer, Community support worker, Mental health worker, Outreach worker, social worker, Welfare case worker.
Health professionals learn how to talk to people in diverse ways. They study how we see ourselves and others and how that affects our communication. They also learn to communicate well and respectfully. This includes understanding diverse cultures and how to collaborate with interpreters if needed. Health professionals also learn about talking with Aboriginal communities. Lastly, they practice how to have good conversations with patients to provide the best care.
This is like an introduction to psychology. It covers what psychology is and how we study people. It also talks about how this knowledge helps us when we interact with others. We learn about various aspects of psychology like how people think, feel, and learn. It is like understanding what makes people tick.
In this class, you will explore the world of social work. We will learn about how it has evolved over time and how it fits into today's society. We will also look at how social work is connected to the rules and guidelines set by governments, known as social policy. You will get a glimpse into the history of social work and the values and ethics that guide it. Plus, we will touch on important topics like advocacy and community involvement.
In this subject, you will learn about making good choices when it comes to ethical issues in the world of health. We will also cover how to meet academic standards and develop the skills you need for university studies. You will get an introduction to the rules and expectations in the professional health field, especially when it comes to providing top-notch care to clients. We will also look at how health systems work in Australia and around the world.
In this unit, we are going to learn about the diverse cultures of Indigenous people, both in our community and around the world. We will also talk about how certain rules and events in the past have affected Indigenous Australians and how they get healthcare. We will use some theories to figure out why their health is the way it is, thinking about things like society, where they live, how they feel, and their bodies.
In this unit, we are going to look at how we understand ourselves and other people. We will think about how our identity, personality, and thoughts are shaped by society. We will also explore how our bodies and minds work, and how we can change and grow. All of this will help us in our social work practice.
In this unit, we will learn about using evidence to make decisions in health practice. We will explore diverse ways to gather information, like measuring things and observing. We will also talk about how to make sure our research is ethical and how to analyze data. This will help us understand, question, and evaluate evidence in health practice.
In this class, we learn about how people think about being citizens and how they see differences among themselves. We look at modern and contemporary social theories and how they connect with everyday experiences related to gender, sexualities, cultural heritage, money, and disabilities. It is all about understanding how society sees and treats differences.
In this class, we talk about the importance of being honest and responsible, especially when it comes to laws, ethics, and values. We learn about the rules and principles that guide our actions. You will get good at finding and understanding legal information, and you will know about important legal ideas that matter in social work.
In this class, we study how people grow and change from when they are born to when they are incredibly old. We look at it from many angles, like how our bodies, brains, and the world around us affect our development. We also think about how people manage tough times and make the most of good times. And we do not just follow the usual ideas – we question and think critically about them to understand better.
In this class, we learn about something called "social policy." Social policy is like the rules and plans that society makes to help people live better lives. We will look at how these rules are made and what they mean for people. We will also explore how these rules are different in various places around the world. It is all about understanding how society tries to make things fair and better for everyone.
In this class, we will learn how to talk to and help people. We will study how to understand what is going on in their lives and how to have meaningful conversations with them. We will also look at the latest ideas and ways of doing this. It is all about getting better at helping and supporting others.
In this class, we will learn about mental health and how to help people who are struggling with it. We will study different mental health conditions and the ways to treat them. We will also look at how society views mental health and the role of social workers in supporting individuals with mental health challenges.
In this advanced program, a few resolute students have the chance to become experts in social work research. They will learn advanced research methods and conduct a supervised research project, culminating in an honor’s dissertation. This opportunity is for initiative-taking individuals who want to make a significant contribution to the field of social work through research.
In this unit, students will learn about the theory, skills, and practice of group work. They will focus on developing and mastering both theoretical knowledge and essential practical skills for working with and counseling families.
Sure! In this unit, we learn about how people get older and what makes their experiences different. Things like being a boy or a girl, how old you are, who you love, where you come from, and what you have been through can all affect how you grow old. We also talk about how people take care of older folks and what challenges they might face as they get older.
In this unit, we will learn about how organizations help people work. We will study how these organizations are set up, how they work, and how they change. We will also look at the people who lead these organizations and the culture they create. Plus, we will explore diverse ways to manage these organizations, considering laws and policies that affect them.
In this unit, you will learn about how case management works and where it came from. We will also talk about how some people face multiple challenges in their lives, like health problems and social issues. And we will explore the values, ethics, and roles of social workers when they work with different organizations and professionals.
In this unit, you will dive into the world of social policy in Australia. We will use critical theory to analyze it, which means we will look at it from different angles to understand how it affects people. We will also check out what is happening with social policy around the world. And you will learn some important skills to be effective in how policies are made and changed.
In this unit, we will talk about important topics like substance use, mental distress, taking care of older folks, and helping people with disabilities. We will look at these issues closely and see how they affect individuals, families, and communities. Plus, we will take a deep dive into the changes and improvements happening in social work practice today.
During this part of your studies, you will spend a good amount of time, about 525 hours, working in various places where social work is needed. You will not be on your own; there will be a supervisor to guide you. It is a chance to put
into practice all the things you have learned in the classroom and to really think about how to make a positive difference in people's lives. Plus, you will get good at looking back on your work and thinking about what you can do even better next time.
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