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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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. Developing a working relationship
Topic 2. Negotiation skills
Topic 3. Organisational structures, goals, culture, and change
Topic 4. Networking
Topic 5. Communication skills
Topic 6. Supervision
Topic 7. Financial systems and accountability
Topic 8. Legal rights and responsibilities
Topic 9. Program evaluation and accountability
Topic 10. Ethical dimensions of practice
Topic 11. Decision making
Topic 12. Interviewing skills
Topic 13. Role of the human services worker
Topic 14. Assessment skills
Topic 15. Teamwork
Topic 16. Skills for disengaging
Topic 17. Digital literacy

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, 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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1develop and maintain professional relationshipsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to map the network of services within the social and community services sectorKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to practice appropriate to the organisational contextKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or riskKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5participate in team processes and understand decision making frameworksEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6demonstrate an understanding of practice ethicsEthical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
7understand evaluation processes and undertake personal reflection in a human services context.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. develop and maintain professional relationships
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to map the network of services within the social and community services sector
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills to practice appropriate to the organisational context
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. participate in team processes and understand decision making frameworks
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. understand evaluation processes and undertake personal reflection in a human services context.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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