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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||form professional and ethical social work relationships with clients and colleagues in a human service organisation||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||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||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||analyse the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisation||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||make use of professional supervision to increase their learning about social work practice.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- 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.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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