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Unit description

Students are required to spend 200 hours in a human service organisation 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

  • Teamwork
  • Ethical decision making
  • Professional and ethical practice
  • Analysis and critique
  • Judgement and evaluation
  • Reflective journaling
  • Professional writing
  • Self-assessment
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-directed enquiry.

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:
1communicate effectively with professionals, staff and clients
2analyse knowledge (research and theory) and skills relevant to practice appropriate to the organisational context
3apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
4actively participate in team processes and evaluate decision-making frameworks
5demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
6critically evaluate processes and personal reflection in a human services context
7evaluate human service organisational settings and discuss their impact on employees and clients.

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

  1. communicate effectively with professionals, staff and clients
  2. analyse knowledge (research and theory) and skills relevant to practice appropriate to the organisational context
  3. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
  4. actively participate in team processes and evaluate decision-making frameworks
  5. demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
  6. critically evaluate processes and personal reflection in a human services context
  7. evaluate human service organisational settings and discuss their impact on employees and clients.

Prescribed texts

  • 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 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 text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study 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
Field Education Evaluation Report - Midway SR
PresentationSR
EssaySR
Field Educator's Evaluation Report - FinalSR
EssaySR

Teaching method
Field work 200 hours over 12 weeks (per session)
Assessment
Placement details formSR
Role and responsibilities agreementSR
JournalSR
Learning PlanSR
Field Education Evaluation Report - Midway SR
PresentationSR
EssaySR
Field Educator's Evaluation Report - FinalSR
EssaySR
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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