Unit aim

Students spend 250 hours engaging in 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. Students transfer learning gained from other units in their course 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • 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 Services Organisations, Allen and Unwin, Sydney. ISBN: 9781742370392.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Field work 250 hours over 12 weeks
Tutorial online 2 hrs (2 weeks)
Assessment
Reflective writingSR
Analysis of the social work roleSR
Practical skillsSR

Online

Teaching method
Field work 250 hours over 12 weeks
Tutorial online 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Reflective writingSR
Analysis of the social work roleSR
PerformanceSR
Notice

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