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.
Ethical decision making
Professional and ethical practice
Analysis and critique
Judgement and evaluation
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
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:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||communicate effectively with professionals, staff and clients||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||analyse knowledge (research and theory) and skills relevant to practice appropriate to the organisational context||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||actively participate in team processes and evaluate decision-making frameworks||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||critically evaluate processes and personal reflection in a human services context||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|7||evaluate human service organisational settings and discuss their impact on employees and clients.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
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- Cleak, H & Wilson, J, 2013, Making the Most of Field Placement, 3rd edn, Cengage, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170222433.
- McDonald, C, Craik, C, Hawkins, L & Williams, J, 2011, Professional Practice in Human Service Organisations, Allan & Unwin, Crows Nest. ISBN: 9781742370392.
- O’Connor, I, Wilson, J, Setterlund, D & Hughes, M, 2008, Social Work and Human Service Practice, 5th edn, Pearson Longman, Melbourne. ISBN: 9781741039061.