Part 1 of 2 units comprising the second social work field placement. Engages students in 600 hours (across WEL92005 and WEL92006) of supervised social work practice, in a different human service organisation to which they completed the first social work field placement (WEL91006-7). Develops 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 in the course to practice in a real organisation. Emphasis is placed on the use of research to inform social work practice and policy change.
Analysing the agency context
Forming professional relationships with clients, colleagues and others
Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders
Understanding the role of social workers within the organisation
Understanding the range of social work practice within this setting
Making effective use of professional supervision
Identifying the potential for research to inform social work practice and policy change
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
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
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:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||form and maintain 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 and critically reflect on effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||analyse the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisation||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||articulate a professional practice framework, drawing on social work knowledge, that can be applied to a range of social work settings||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||engage in professional supervision to increase learning about social work practice.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||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, Allen and Unwin, Sydney. ISBN: 9781742370392.
- Cleak, H & Wilson, J , 2019, Making the Most of Field Placement, 4th edn, Cengage, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170417006.