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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Students are required to spend 200 hours in a human service organisation under the supervision of an experienced field educator who assists the student to integrate theory with practice by creating a suitable learning environment.

Unit content

  • Teamwork
  • Ethical decision making
  • Professional and ethical practice
  • Analysis and critique
  • Judgement and evaluation
  • Reflective journaling
  • Professional writing
  • Self-assessment
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-directed enquiry.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1communicate effectively with professionals, staff and clientsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2analyse knowledge (research and theory) and skills relevant to practice appropriate to the organisational contextEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or riskKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4actively participate in team processes and evaluate decision-making frameworksEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate an understanding of practice ethicsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6critically evaluate processes and personal reflection in a human services contextEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
7evaluate human service organisational settings and discuss their impact on employees and clients.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. communicate effectively with professionals, staff and clients
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. analyse knowledge (research and theory) and skills relevant to practice appropriate to the organisational context
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. actively participate in team processes and evaluate decision-making frameworks
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. critically evaluate processes and personal reflection in a human services context
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. evaluate human service organisational settings and discuss their impact on employees and clients.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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