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HSW714 - Professional Practice in Social Work A

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Enrolment modes:

(X, CBD)

Credit point(s):3

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

N Hosken (S)


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



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


This unit aims to provide opportunities for students to integrate theory with practice and develop the required skills and knowledge base to meet the Association of Social Workers Practice Standards. The content of this unit will be largely shaped by the context in which the field placement is undertaken. Even so there are generic areas that will be covered during all field placements, either through engagement with and reflection on social work practice modalities, in CloudDeakin ELives and peer and lecture online discussions, professional supervision and liaison, or during dialogue with agency personnel.


Ungraded Pass (UP) or Fail is used for this unit which will require for UP successful completion of:

  • 500 hours of supervised field practicum in an agency setting
  • Critical incident report (2000 words)
  • Regular journaling using critical reflection
  • Participation in weekly discussions on CloudDeakin
  • Mid and Final Placement Reports

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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