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WS4511 - Professional Development for Social Work Practice

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

Available to BSW students.

This subject requires the student to be involved actively in seminar presentation and participation regarding issues which students, both group and individuals, have decided are important for their on-going development and practice. In particular students are required to consider the transition from social work students to professional practitioners and to reflect on previous learning and future opportunities. Distance Education students should attend either Cairns or Townsville block mode.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this subject students will: have a comprehensive understanding of the major issues and dilemmas facing the social work profession;
  • demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on the AASW code of ethics and practice standards in relation to their own development;
  • demonstrate their preparedness personally and professionally for entry into practice.
Prerequisites: WS3503 and WS4514
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS5611

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 16-Jul-2014 to 20-Jul-2014 (Five Day on-campus workshop)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Lecturer: Dr Ines Zuchowski.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars - Block workshop - DE students may attend Townsville or Cairns.
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 16-Jul-2014 to 20-Jul-2014 (5 day block workshop)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Ines Zuchowski.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars - Block Workshop - DE Students may attend Townsville or Cairns
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 16-Jul-2014 to 20-Jul-2014 (Five Day Block Workshop)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Lecturer: Dr Ines Zuchowski.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars - Block Workshop - Mackay based workshop depends on student numbers
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

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.