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SCWK3005: Field Education 1

This unit includes a compulsory, full time field education practicum of 60 days as well as class based learning. In negotiation with their field educators, students produce a learning plan that sets out what they expect to learn, how this learning will happen and how, with their field educator, they will monitor and evaluate their learning. In addition, students attend fortnightly placement classes and peer support and accountability groups. These provide a forum in which to explore issues concerning the integration of practice and theory, as well as opportunities for support and consultation with other students and social work staff. Written assignments and oral presentations allow students to demonstrate their placement learning.

Code SCWK3005
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 24
SCWK3006 and SCWK3007 and SCWK3008

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of professional social work and the social, political and economic context in which it is located
  • LO2. demonstrate an ability to act professionally and to separate personal and professional issues
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge and skills of a range of social work interventions
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge and an ability to work within organisations
  • LO5. demonstrate the capacity to assess situations, advocate and negotiate appropriately and communicate clearly in both written and oral form
  • LO6. demonstrate an ability to evaluate and critically reflect on practice
  • LO7. demonstrate openness to learning
  • LO8. demonstrate readiness to proceed to the final year and second placement.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.