This web site is designed to provide students, field education supervisors, organisation and liaison staff with easy access to information, policies, procedures and materials used in the Deakin University's Social Work field education program.
The Health Sciences Practicum unit (HSH322) enables students to incorporate a fieldwork placement as part of their degree. These placements will give students first-hand experience from professionals in their field of study, increasing their employability and allowing them to gain the necessary skills that will be transferrable once they graduate.
Students are required to complete no less than 1000 hours (or 140 full days) on placement during their undergraduate social work degree. This is made up of two seventy-day placements. The first placement unit occurs during Trimester 1 in the third year of full-time study. The second placement unit occurs during Trimester 2 of the fourth year of full-time study.
Health promotion work placements provide undergraduate students, university staff and field supervisors with the opportunity to work together to develop the student's capacity to undertake health promotion practice. Host agencies also benefit from the work placement program as the tasks completed by students often make significant contributions to the achievement of key organisational goals.
Practice Education is a major component of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree. In order to satisfy the requirements of the degree each student much complete 1000 hours of work experience within the industry working with qualified occupational therapists.