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WS5303 - Field Education 1

Credit points: 9
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students will undertake 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.

Subject Assessment

  • Completion of modules, Learning Plan, Mid & end of placement self-assessment, Presentation of learning, journals, Learning Integration sessions.
Prerequisites: Admission to 103804 MSW(PQ) and completion of 9 credit points of year 1 MSW subjects including WS5516 or WS5517 (concurrent enrolment permitted)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS3503

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours workshops
  • 494 hours placement
  • 6 hours professional Experience

Cairns, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours workshops
  • 494 hours placement
  • 6 hours professional Experience

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.