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Unit description

Comprises the first social work placement. Engages students in 500 hours of supervised social work practice in a human service organisation. Develops professional skills, knowledge and values based on the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) practice standards for social work. Transfers learning gained from other units in the course to practice in a real organisation. Students experience regular supervision of their practice in accordance with AASW requirements.      

Unit content

  • Analysing the agency context.
  • Forming, maintaining and ending professional and ethical relationships with clients and colleagues and key stakeholders.
  • Understanding social work practice and using social work knowledge within a human service organisation.
  • Understanding the role of social work in an agency context.
  • Engaging in multidisciplinary practice contexts.
  • Effectively using professional supervision.
  • Communicating effectively with clients, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Evaluating one's own practice using critical reflection and responding to feedback.
  • Applying social work knowledge to real world situations.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1form, maintain and end professional and ethical social work relationships with clients, colleagues and supervisors in a human service organisation
2demonstrate and critically reflect on effective engagement and communication with clients, colleagues, supervisors and other key stakeholders
3analyse the role of social work and ways in which a social work services are provided within the organisation and practice field
4analyse, apply and critically reflect on social work knowledge, including theoretical and research knowledge, to understand and inform social work practice in this agency and identify learning needs

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

  1. form, maintain and end professional and ethical social work relationships with clients, colleagues and supervisors in a human service organisation
  2. demonstrate and critically reflect on effective engagement and communication with clients, colleagues, supervisors and other key stakeholders
  3. analyse the role of social work and ways in which a social work services are provided within the organisation and practice field
  4. analyse, apply and critically reflect on social work knowledge, including theoretical and research knowledge, to understand and inform social work practice in this agency and identify learning needs

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Placement 500 hours (Across placement period)
Assessment
Initial Learning PlanSR
Journal - midwaySR
Presentation - midwaySR
Evaluation - midwaySR
Presentation - finalSR
Evaluation - finalSR
Journal - finalSR
Final Learning PlanSR

Teaching method
Placement 500 hours (Across placement period)
Assessment
Initial Learning PlanSR
Journal - midwaySR
Presentation - midwaySR
Evaluation - midwaySR
Presentation - finalSR
Evaluation - finalSR
Journal - finalSR
Final Learning PlanSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

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