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Unit description

Part 2 of two units comprising the final social work honours placement. Engages students in 500 hours (across Social Work Honours Placement IIa and IIb) of supervised social work practice in a human service organisation. Develops professional skills, including high level critical analysis 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 and research in a real organisation. 

Unit content

  1. Forming, maintaining and ending professional relationships with clients, colleagues and others.
  2. Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders, across a range of interdisciplinary settings.
  3. Presenting research findings to colleagues and other professionals.
  4. Critically  evaluating own practice by gaining feedback from clients and community members.
  5. Developing, implementing and using research to inform social work practice and policy change.
  6. Leadership roles within human service organisations and the health and community service sector.
  7. Developing a professional practice framework that draws on a wide range of social work knowledge.

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
1form, maintain and end professional and ethical social work relationships with clients and colleagues in a human service organisationEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate and critically reflect on effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders, across a range of interdisciplinary settingsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3analyse and critically reflect on the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisation Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4use and critically reflect on social work knowledge, including theoretical and research knowledge, to inform social work practice in this agency and to inform policy changeEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
5engage in professional supervision to increase learning about social work practice, evaluation and research and identify learning needs that extend beyond graduationEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
6develop a multi-faceted practice framework drawing on a range of social work knowledgeCultural competence

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

  1. form, maintain and end professional and ethical social work relationships with clients and colleagues in a human service organisation
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate and critically reflect on effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders, across a range of interdisciplinary settings
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. analyse and critically reflect on the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisation
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. use and critically reflect on social work knowledge, including theoretical and research knowledge, to inform social work practice in this agency and to inform policy change
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. engage in professional supervision to increase learning about social work practice, evaluation and research and identify learning needs that extend beyond graduation
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. develop a multi-faceted practice framework drawing on a range of social work knowledge
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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