Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Field Placement 1
Put theory into practice during a social work field placement.Jump on board with a human service organisation. Learn from professionals who have worked in the sector for years. Critique your own performance as well as the legislation that governs you.
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- apply theoretical concepts to practice situations
- practise and further develop communication, interactive and intervention skills in an organisation setting
- engage in the processes, practices and considerations of service delivery and decision-making as experienced by social work professionals
- observe and reflect on the application of basic social work principles and the ethical considerations of practice
- identify and examine personal values and recognise the impact of these on their own practice
- acquire a general knowledge and understanding of the social work profession including different models and approaches to practice
- recognise and critique the impact of relevant policies and legislation on individuals, families, commsubjecties and service delivery
- identify and access available resources
- develop the skills and discipline of self-monitoring and self-evaluation.
- understand the place of the AASW Code of Ethics (and Codes of Ethics and Practice more generally) and the AASW Practice Standards in social work practice and apply these to practice situations
- critically identify and apply prior and current knowledge and understand and demonstrate its transferability to social work contexts
- critically identify learning needs in relation to leadership development and begin to demonstrate these in the practicum
- Learning Circles - Online Discussion
- Field Placement - Field Work
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Web links
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
Pre or Co requisite: HSV7061 (Social Work Theory for Practice). It is compulsory for a student to complete the neccessary preparation for placement process before commencing Field Placement
- PlacementDetails - Includes Placement — Minimum 500 hours
- TravelDetails - Includes Travel — You will be required to arrange your own travel to placement
This initial field placement subject provides the students undertaking the Master of Social Work degree with the opportunity to apply their university based learning to practice situations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 500 hours of on-site practice with a social work qualified field supervisor in a suitable human service organisation. The degree will focus on facilitating students' development of the skills, knowledge, attitudes and analyses necessary to enter the field as a social work practitioner.
Note: This degree is a designated degree for the purposes of exclusion - a student who fails HSV7034 may be excluded from the Master of Social Work program.
It is also compulsory for a student to complete the neccessary preparation for placement process before commencing Field Placement 1.
- Practice Based Assignment (100%)