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Unit details

HSW715 - Professional Practice in Social Work B

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:

Completion of all units in course H703 except HSW704

Contact hours:

^Attendance at a one day intensive pre-placement seminar in Trimester 1 is compulsory.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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 (2003). 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 direct client work, in professional supervision, on CloudDeakin or during informal dialogue with agency personnel.

Assessment

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

  • Assessment task 1: Compulsory attendance at 1 day Pre-Placement Intensive in Trimester 1
  • Assessment task 2: 70 days (minimum of 500 hours) of supervised field practicum in an agency setting
  • Assessment task 3: Critical reveiw of literature relevant to agency setting (3000 words)
  • Assessment task 4: Regular journaling using critical reflection
  • Assessment task 5: Participation in weekly discussions on CloudDeakin
  • Assessment task 6: Mid and Final Placement Reports

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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