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SCWK4005: Field Education 2A

This unit is jointly assessed with SCWK4006 or SCWK4007. This is the first part of a full time field education practicum of 80 days. In negotiation with the field educator, 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. Those students on placement outside the Sydney metropolitan area participate in online classes and make a presentation at the end of placement.

Code SCWK4005
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 15
Prerequisites:
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SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. continue the integration of theory and practice
  • LO2. further develop skills in critical reflection and ethical decision making
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge about the range of roles for social workers in policy and practice
  • LO4. map your learning to the Australian Association of Social Workers Practice Standards (2013)
  • LO5. articulate your readiness for practice and identify areas for ongoing professional development
  • LO6. identify resources and supports which will contribute to your role as a future leader in social work.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.