Courses & Units

Minor Thesis A HGW708


Full-time students will enrol in both HGW708 & HGW709 concurrently in the same semester;  and part-time students will enrol in HGW708 & HGW709 over two consecutive semesters.


Students in this unit will develop a proposal for a research project that will be undertaken in HGW709 Minor Thesis B. The topic of the research proposal will reflect an area of interest relevant to social work and/or professional practice and the methodology may be qualitative or quantitative.


Unit name Minor Thesis A
Unit code HGW708
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Teaching staff

Dr Anne Coleman

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 090301

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Prereq: HGW701, HGW702, HGW703, HGW704

M.EXCL: HGW705 , HGW706


Teaching Pattern

Students are required to attend designated research proposal seminars conducted as part of the Masters of Social Work (Advanced Practice).


5000-6000 word research proposal (80%); class presentation (20%)

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