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Social Work Exhibition and Social Work Thesis HGW426


This capstone unit provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate the integration of your learning that was applied to design and implement interventions, including research, across your entire social work degree including a specific focus on your final placement. You will reflect on the knowledge, skills and values you integrated to develop and implement these interventions. You will undertake analysis of the outcomes of your practice – relying on evidence you collected during your studies in social work – and you will consider the implications of these findings for contributing to sustainable practice and service and policy improvements. Professional pathways students are challenged to design and exhibit creative strategies to communicate the results of their practices that reflect the integration of their learning. Research pathways students are challenged to tell a compelling narrative of their research in a thesis.


Unit name Social Work Exhibition and Social Work Thesis
Unit code HGW426
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator Doctor Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa|Doctor Justin Canty
Delivered By


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use collaborative, cooperative and culturally accountable approaches to implement innovative and sustainable interventions and strategies to ongoing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental problems.
  • Interpret project and research findings and consider their implications for sustainable practice, service and policy improvements.
  • Design the presentation of social work project and research outcomes in a succinct manner, including using creative and culturally relevant strategies such as displaying project artefacts, posters, sketches, story-telling, physical objects, film and digital media.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090501 $3,785.00 $1,776.00 $2,075.00 $4,426.00

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HGW423, HGW424, HGW431

Concurrent Prerequisites

HGW433 or HGW425


AssessmentExhibition of transformative social work practice (Professional Pathway) or Thesis 10,000 words (Research Pathway) (100%)|Oral Presentation of Progress towards Assessment 2.|Recorded Creative presentation – your social work practice evidence and professional story.|Written Critical Reflection
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