Part 2 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. (WEL92006 is completed in the same human service organisation in which the student completed WEL92005).
Forming, maintaining and ending professional relationships with clients, colleagues and others
Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders
Presenting to colleagues and other professionals
Evaluate own practice by gaining feedback from clients and community members
Using research to inform social work practice and policy change
Leadership roles within human service organisations and the health and community service sector
Developing a professional practice framework that draws on a wide range of social work knowledge
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, maintain and end 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||use and critically reflect on social work knowledge, including theoretical and research knowledge, to inform social work practice in this agency and to inform policy change.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||engage in professional supervision to increase their learning about social work practice, and identify learning needs that extend beyond graduation.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Cleak, H & Wilson, J , 2019, Making the Most of Field Placement, 4th edn, Cengage, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170417006.
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