JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

WS3026 - BCW Field Placement

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to BCW students only

Students will be placed in a human services/social welfare agency, under the supervision of a qualified social welfare worker, to undertake a field education project which reflects the learning objectives of this subject. The field placement will be undertaken concurrently with other level three subjects and the field experience can be linked to one or more of these subjects' learning objectives or assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop skills in negotiation and consultation by working on a project in conjunction with a human service/social welfare agency;
  • further develop practice skills in interviewing, research, group work and policy development;
  • further develop their understanding of the policy/practice relationship;
  • further develop their understanding of theoretical frameworks of practice;
  • be able to link independent practice (field education component) with a range of practice skills.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: WS2510 AND WS2511


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, Ms Tracey Dickinson.
Workload expectations:
  • 140 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: Face to face
Assessment: 140 hours field placement (20 days) which can be undertaken 2 days a week for 10 weeks or in a full time 4 week block. learning plan, reflective journals, a final placement assessment and statement of learning are required.
Special Assessment Requirements: RPL may be possible for this subject - ask for the RPL guidelines from the subject coordinator

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.