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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Part 1 of 2 units comprising the first social work field placement. Engages students in 400 hours (across WEL91006 and WEL91007) of supervised social work practice in a human service organisation developing professional skills, knowledge and values in line with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) practice standards for social work. Transfers learning gained from other units to practice in a real organisation.

Unit content

Topic 1. Analysing the agency context
Topic 2. Forming professional relationships with clients, colleagues and others
Topic 3. Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders
Topic 4. Understanding the role of social workers within the organisation
Topic 5. Understanding the range of social work practice within this setting
Topic 6. Making effective use of professional supervision

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 professional and ethical social work relationships with clients and colleagues in a human service organisationEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholdersEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3analyse the organisation, its location within wider social systems and its relationship with other organisations, such as auspicing bodies and funding agenciesEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4analyse the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisationEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5make use of professional supervision to increase their learning about social work practice.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. form 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 effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. analyse the organisation, its location within wider social systems and its relationship with other organisations, such as auspicing bodies and funding agencies
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. analyse the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisation
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. make use of professional supervision to increase their learning about social work practice.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • 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.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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