This unit introduces students to core social work practice skills and the establishment of their social work professional identity. The unit will provide simulation, role plays and small group workshops to strengthen the practical application of theory to practice in themed areas including mental health and cross-cultural practice. Students will complete the unit with emerging knowledge and skills that underpin culturally safe social work practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and in social work practice in mental health contexts.
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