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WS5303 - Field Education 1

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

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.
Prerequisites: WS5516


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Ms Sandra Croaker
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, Dr Fiona Oates, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop in Cairns
  • 0 hours - Class online integration as per subject outline
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: learning plan, online quiz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (2,000 words), fortnightly 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.