Engages students in 150 hours of supervised social work practice, in the same human service organisation in which they completed WEL92005, 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. It is expected that students will have achieved competence as a beginning level social worker by the end of this unit.
- 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
|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 , 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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