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WS3503 - Field Education 1

Credit points: 9
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Two days on campus workshop Thursday 14th February and Friday 15th February

Students will undertake a 500 hours block placement with an accredited community welfare or social work supervisor. This provides the foundation for further theoretical, empirical and applied study. Placement preparation workshops will be held prior to placement beginning.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of values, ethics and professionalism in daily social work practice;
  • describe and engage in culturally responsive and inclusive practice;
  • explain social work theories, concepts, methods and techniques, and apply to practice;
  • apply appropriate communication and interpersonal skills, informed by reflections on use of self;
  • implement information recording and sharing strategies;
  • actively participate in professional development and supervision.
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 AND WS3515 Allow concurrent in WS3515


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Non-standard start/end 14-Feb-2019 to 21-Jun-2019
Coordinator: Ms Tracey Dickinson
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, Dr Fiona Oates, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - Two day workshop Thursday 14th February and Friday 15th February
  • 18 hours - Week 1-6 online preplacement seminars (total 18hrs) and integration seminars.
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: learning plan, online quizz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (1,500 words), daily practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

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.