During the first four units of this course, you will learn the key principles of creative therapies, specifically how to apply art, play, dance, drama, and music therapies to diverse clients - such as individuals who have been exposed to trauma, refugees, and members of Aboriginal communities. During the final set of four units, you will learn how to apply and adapt these therapies to challenging circumstances - such as more complex cases. To achieve this goal, you will learn about research, evaluation, ethical principles, legal principles, and professional practices.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:
SWK571 Creative Therapy: Principles and Practices
SWK572 Creative Ways of Working with Children and Young People
SWK573 Creative Ways of Working with Diverse Groups
SWK575 Creative Approaches to Case Work and Assessments
SWK576 Research and Evaluation of Creative Therapies
SWK556 Trauma Informed Practice
Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:
IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
IAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
PHM588 Qualitative Research (new title 2021)
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health
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Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
Course Changes - 2021
Please note the following course structure change:
SWK574 Creative Ways of Working with Trauma has been removed and is no longer required.