HSW714 - Professional Practice in Social Work A
|Year||2017 unit information|
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)^ with significant campus requirements, CBD*
This unit is only available to students enrolled in H703 Master of Social Work
At least four units including HSW701, HSW702 and HSW703
70 days (500 hours) of practicum (field placement) in a social or community service agency or program.
^Students must attend and participate in a 2 day pre-placement preparation seminar at Waterfront (Geelong) in Trimester 1 of the year placement is to be undertaken. In 2017 this will be on Wednesday 12 April and Thursday 13 April. Students are also required to participate online activities.
*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery
This unit enables students to participate in a structured and supervised field placement in an approved human service organisation. As per the regulatory requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) students are provided with 1.5 hours per week of supervision from a field educator who is a qualified social worker with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience, who has undertaken appropriate supervision training. The student and the placement field educator are supported by the university liaison person who is a qualified social worker with a minimum of five years post qualifying experience who provides a minimum of two substantial contacts.
Opportunities are provided for students to integrate theory with practice and develop the required stills and knowledge base to meet the Australian Association of Social Workers standards. Students are placed in a range of setting where learning experiences are with individuals and families, groups and communities. The placement can include interpersonal work, and may also introduce students to project work, research work and social policy analysis and formulation.
Assessment task 1: Placement portfolio
Assessment task 2: Mid-placement review report
Assessment task 3: Critical incident report (3000 words)
Assessment task 4: Final placement review report
All assessment items must be completed to a satisfactory standard to attain an UP grade.
Attendance at a 2 day seminar held during trimester prior to enrolment at Waterfront Campus
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