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Unit description

Students are required to spend 200 hours in a welfare organisational setting under the supervision of an experienced field educator who assists the student to integrate theory with practice by creating a suitable learning environment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Ethical Practice
Topic 2: Provision of service and supports
Topic 3: Confidentiality in the workplace
Topic 4: The regulatory framework
Topic 5: Diversity
Topic 6: The Workplace
Topic 7: Professional development
Topic 8: Professional standing 

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1develop and maintain professional relationships
2apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to map the network of services within the social and community services sector
3apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to practice appropriate to the organisational context
4apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
5participate in team processes and understand decision making frameworks
6demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
7understand evaluation processes and undertake personal reflection in a human services context.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop and maintain professional relationships
  2. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to map the network of services within the social and community services sector
  3. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to practice appropriate to the organisational context
  4. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
  5. participate in team processes and understand decision making frameworks
  6. demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
  7. understand evaluation processes and undertake personal reflection in a human services context.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Cleak, H & Wilson, J , 2019, Making the Most of Field Placement, 4th edn, Cengage, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170222433.
  • McDonald, C, Craik, C, Hawkins, L & Williams, J , 2020, Professional Practice in Human Service Organisations, Allan & Unwin, Crows Nest. ISBN: 9781742370392.
  • O’Connor, I, Wilson, J, Setterlund, D & Hughes, M , 2008, Social Work and Human Service Practice, 5th edn, Pearson Longman, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781741039061.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Field work 200 hours over 12 weeks (per session)
Assessment
Placement details formSR
Role and responsibilities agreementSR
JournalSR
Learning PlanSR
Placement Activities Report - Sections 1 to 6SR
Field Educator's Evaluation Report - midwaySR
PresentationSR
Field Educator's Evaluation Report - FinalSR
Placement Activities Report - Sections 7 to 14SR

Teaching method
Field work 200 hours over 12 weeks (per session)
Assessment
Placement details formSR
Role and responsibilities agreementSR
JournalSR
Learning PlanSR
Placement Activities Report - Sections 1 to 6SR
Field Educator's Evaluation Report - midwaySR
PresentationSR
Field Educator's Evaluation Report - FinalSR
Placement Activities Report - Sections 7 to 14SR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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