Child-Centred Practice in Family Work

10 Units

This course provides knowledge and skill required to enable practitioners to promote child centred practice approaches in a variety of settings providing services to families and children.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Trimester 2 - 2017 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define child centred practice in a variety of settings
  2. Apply strategies to support and engage parents to maintain child focused approaches
  3. Apply strategies in organisations and workplaces to enhance child awareness
  4. Critically evaluate strategies to engage children
  • Social, historical, cultural and political context of child centred practice
  • Theoretical perspectives informing responses to child centred practice
  • Organisational and professional procedures, ethics and standards
  • Skills in communication and engagement with parents and children
  • Identification of risks to children and strategies to improve safety
  • Ongoing supervision and professional development required to work with parents and children
  • Cultural context and considerations for current practice
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity
  • Essay: Essay
  • Project: Project
  • Professional Task: Professional Task

Contact Hours

WebLearn GradSchool

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 96 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term
Students are encouraged to attend the Workshop in Newcastle.

Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for HLSC6514
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