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SCWK5004: Practice Learning 1

Field education is a core component in all social work degree programs. The 60 days of this first placement and the fortnightly seminars provide a forum in which to explore issues concerning the theory/practice relationship, the development of core social work practice knowledge, skills and values as well as opportunities for support and consultation with other students and Faculty staff. The written assignments comprise the placement portfolio.

Code SCWK5004
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 18

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. act professionally, with ability to separate personal and professional issues
  • LO3. demonstrate your knowledge of social work interventions and ability to use a range of social work skills
  • LO4. demonstrate your knowledge and ability to work within organisations
  • LO5. demonstrate your capacity to assess situations, advocate, negotiate effectively and communicate clearly in both written and oral form
  • LO6. evaluate and critically reflect on practice
  • LO7. demonstrate an openness to learning
  • LO8. demonstrate your readiness to progress and undertake second placement.

Unit outlines

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