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HSW714 - Professional Practice in Social Work A

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: CBD*, Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):3
EFTSL value:

0.375

Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H703 Master of Social Work

Unit chair:

Norah Hosken

Prerequisite:

At least four units including HSW701, HSW703 and one other HSW7xx coded unit.

Corequisite:

HSW702

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

^Attendance at a one day intensive pre-placement seminar in Trimester 1 is compulsory. This is scheduled to be held on the Friday before the compulsory weekend intensive seminar for HSW703.

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

^Students enrol as Cloud (online) students; however there are significant placement and campus requirements

Content

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

All assessment items must be completed to a satisfactory standard to attain an UP grade.

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$2307$2307$6750$8700

* 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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