Engages students in 450 hours of supervised social work practice, in a different human service organisation to which they completed WEL91006-7, 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. An 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
|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.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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