Practice education

Master of Social Work

Students must complete two practice education units, each involving a minimum of 500 hours (across at least 65 days) of practicum (field placement) in a social or community service agency or program. Students must also attend and participate in the associated pre-placement preparation seminars at Waterfront (Geelong) in the Trimester prior to the placement being undertaken.

Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) is possible for the first placement only (HSW714-Professional Practice in Social Work A) for students who are able to demonstrate that their prior work experience has provided them with the knowledge and experience that would normally be provided in the first placement.

Applications for RPL are due 30th March of the year students are due to undertake their first placement. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Further information is available on the MSW Course cloud site: https://d2l.deakin.edu.au/d2l/le/content/500018/Home

Bachelor of Social Work

Students must complete two practice education units, each involving a minimum of 500 hours (across at least 65 days) of practicum (field placement) in a social or community service agency or program. Students must also attend and participate in the associated pre-placement preparation seminars at Waterfront (Geelong) in the Trimester prior to the placement being undertaken.

Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) is possible for the first placement only (HSW314-Social Work Field Education A) for students who are able to demonstrate that their prior experience has provided them with the knowledge and experience that would normally be provided in the first placement.

Applications for RPL are due 30th November of the year prior to students undertaking their first placement. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Further information is available on the BSW Course cloud site: https://d2l.deakin.edu.au/d2l/le/content/184837/Home

Health Science Practicum

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.

Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion

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.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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.

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