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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work

      What will I study?

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      What you will learn

      Extensive knowledge and skills for working with individuals, families, communities and organisations
      You will develop extensive theoretical and practical skills that you can apply to your practice. This could include foundational knowledge of understanding domestic and family violence (DVF), theoretical frameworks and evidence involved in suicide prevention, and the practice of assessment and intervention of human service workers in these settings.

      Policy and practice as it relates to psychosocial practice
      You will explore a range of approaches useful for researching health and human services practice, encompassing both policy, organisational practice, as well as practice with individuals, groups and communities.

      Critical reflection of your own practice
      You will improve your social work practice by undertaking critical reflection of your own practice and developing innovative strategies and responses that you can apply to a variety of social work contexts. You will also become adequately prepared for leadership and practice-based research.

      Course structure

      To gain the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work you must complete 50 points comprised of:

      • One compulsory subject, and
      • Three elective subjects.

      Workload

      On average, it is estimated that students will be required to allocate 15-19 hours per week for ‘study’ time for each subject. However, the time commitment required can vary for each student based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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      Single subjects

      You can also study single subjects to contribute to your professional development. For more information, please contact Student Support.

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      Claire Rachel

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