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SCWK3010: Field Education 1 Honours

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 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, approaches to investigating one's practice, 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 SCWK3010
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 18
SCWK3006 and SCWK3007 and SCWK3008

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

  • LO1. demonstrate the ability to conduct themselves according to the values, principles and guidelines of the AASW Code of Ethics 2020
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to support their priorities and aspirations.
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the role social workers play in advocating for policy initiatives and approaches to practice aimed at achieving fair and equitable access for people to social, health, economic, environmental and political resources.
  • LO4. demonstrate the ability to practice respectfully and inclusively with regard to culture and diversity.
  • LO5. demonstrate the ability to practice within a professional knowledge framework informed by a critical understanding of contemporary social work theory and research.
  • LO6. demonstrate the ability to make professional decisions on the basis of a holistic assessment of the needs, strengths, goals and preferences of people.
  • LO7. demonstrate social work identity; exhibiting a sense of connectedness to the profession and appreciation for the standing of the profession.
  • LO8. demonstrate the capacity to engage in regular structured supervision from social work-qualified supervisors.
  • LO9. demonstrate the capacity to constructively reflect on emergent skills, knowledge, and expertise with a view to improving and broadening professional learning and development.

Unit outlines

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