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Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Offered to students completing the Human Services major only
Trimester 1: Rebecca Patrick
Trimester 2: Greer Lamaro
Trimester 3: Rebecca Patrick
HDS101, HSH114, HSW235, HSH214, plus HSH302 which is also a corequisite.
2 x 2 hour seminars (conducted prior to the commencement of trimester) 1 x 2 hour seminar (week 11); fieldwork x 100 hours (across weeks 1-11 of trimester)
Police checks and a Working with Children Check (WWCC) are a mandatory requirement for human services (health/welfare).
This unit builds on previous units undertaken as part of the Human Services major (HDS101, HSH114, HSH214, HSW235, HSH302). The unit provides students with an opportunity to gain practical experience of human services (health/welfare), and apply the various theories and strategies learnt in the course. Students will further develop their skills by undertaking a placement at an organisation providing human services (health/welfare). The seminars will: a) provide general background information on the expectations of the unit, b) complete the student selection process, and c) clarify the expectations of the human services organisation, the student and the university. Students will complete 100 hours of work experience within an appropriate organisation in Victoria (eg. government department, non-government organisation, health service, welfare agency, community group). Students will then be required to attend a further seminar in week 11 to reflect on and discuss their practicum experience. They will also have the opportunity to consider the implications for their career development and employment in the human services field (health/welfare).
Students need to be in regular contact with the HSH312 Unit Chair during the preceding Trimester to enable planning of their student placement.
Assessment task 1: Practicum proposal (1500 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Practicum workbook 25%
Assessment task 3: Project report (2000 words) 35%
Assessment task 4: Supervisor's report 20%
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