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WS4504 - Field Education 2

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to BSW students and Graduate BSW students.

Students will undertake a 500 hours block placement with an accredited social work supervisor to prepare them for entry into professional social work. Preparation for placement takes place in Study period 1 and 2, students attend workshop in July.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an ability to identify and apply appropriate methods of intervention, describe their theoretical underpinnings and critically reflect on their effectiveness in addressing service user needs;
  • demonstrate a capacity to describe and analyse how organisations are able to address and meet client needs, organisational goals and community expectations;
  • demonstrate the ability to identify major social, political and economic factors and their impact on agencies and shaping policy and practice;
  • demonstrate an ability to reflect on, and articulate, the impact of policies and practice paradigms on intervention and integrate reflective practice in the implementation of service delivery;
  • demonstrate an ability to engage in research activities that could inform and/or enhance professional practice in the light of clients needs, organisational goals and social policy;
  • demonstrate an ability to identify and engage in the process of continuing education and reflective practice that informs professional and ethical practice model;
  • demonstrate the ability to practice as an entry level professional social work practitioner.
Prerequisites: WS3503 AND WS4514 AND WS4511. ALLOW CONCURRENT IN WS4511.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS5604

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours workshops/Seminars - 14 hours Preparation workshop 21 hours Integration seminars throughout placement
  • 500 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; placement report; weekly practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Non-standard start/end 13-Jul-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
Face to face teaching 13-Jul-2014 to 14-Jul-2014 (compulsory pre placement workshop)
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - on campus pre-placement workshop required - students may attend Cairns or Townsville campus
  • 500 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; placement report); weekly practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours workshops/Seminars - 14 hours Preparation workshop. 21 hours Integration Seminars throughout placement
  • 500 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; placement report; weekly practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours workshops/Seminars - 14 hours Pre placement and 21 hours integration seminars.
  • 500 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; placement report; weekly 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.