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HSW415 - Social Work Field Education B

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Enrolment modes:(S, X)
Credit point(s):4

Trimester 2

EFTSL value: 0.500
Cohort rule:

This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (H330)

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: N Hosken (S)

Trimester 2: J Moyle (S)

Prerequisite:Completion of all Social Work core units from levels 1 to 4

Aside from its national focus through the off-campus mode, the course was established to service many rural areas in Australia and has a strong rural focus. For this reason, it is expected that students will undertake at least one placement which has a rural focus.

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


In consultation with their academic and field educators, students are expected to develop an individualised educational plan for the practicum. This plan should be designed so that they will be able to give evidence that they have begun to master the Australian Association of Social Workers practice standards of competency for social workers by working with selected clientele and sharing in selected aspects of the associated work of the agencies in which they are placed. Students will be expected to reflect critically on day-to-day experiences in the practicum, explore issues and make verbal and written presentations to peers, colleagues and mentors. Students who are within reasonable travelling distance are required to attend three Integration Seminars over the duration of the practicum.  Distant or overseas students are required to participate in On-Line versions of the Integration Seminars. All students are required to enrol in and participate weekly in Discussion Forums on CloudDeakin


Approximately 71 days (500 hrs) of practicum (field placement) in a social or community service agency or program and a Critical Incident Report (1500 words). Students and field educators need to complete and submit Mid-Placement and Final Placement Assessment Report documents using the Deakin BSW field placement reporting formats.


The practicum is ungraded and students will receive either a pass or fail grade.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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