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Social Work Exhibition and Social Work Thesis HGW426

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work

Matthew Williamson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Use collaborative, cooperative and culturally accountable approaches to implement innovative and sustainable interventions and strategies to ongoing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental problems.
  2. Interpret project and research findings and consider their implications for sustainable practice, service and policy improvements.
  3. 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.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,216.00 090501

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HGW423, HGW424, HGW431, and HGW433 or HGW425 (also HGW414 Research Honours)


Teaching Pattern

Each week, you will complete an hour of online learning activities (including lectures, videos, podcasts and other activities). You will also have approximately two hours of prescribed reading to complete each week. In addition, you will attend 2 x 6-hour faceto- face intensives. In total, you will need to allow 32-40 hours per week to complete all of the learning and assessments for this unit, including independent study. 80% attendance is required to meet accreditation standards.


Exhibition of transformative social work practice (Professional Pathway) (100%) or Thesis 10, 000 words (Research Pathway) (100%)

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