This unit provides students with an overview of the ideas and practices of contemporary management and leadership and relates these to social work practice. Students should be able to critically analyse the role of social worker as a manager, evaluate management and leadership approaches, and explore alternative leadership strategies to assist in the integration of social work values and ethics alongside the role of the manager and specific agency requirements for the delivery of services.
Students should be able to propose leadership models appropriate to social work practice contexts and provide relevant strategies to promote social work values and ethics, and colloborative leadership.
Students will have opportunities in this unit to integrate their learning with experiences in the workplace or field education.
|Student Contribution Band
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Successful completion of 48 credit points in any course and ability to draw on experience from field placement or work in human services.
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).
This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term.
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