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WS5304 - Field Education 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

    Prerequisites: WS5517
    Inadmissible
    Subject
    Combinations:
    WS3503 WS5303

    Availabilities

    Townsville, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 2
    Census Date 26-Aug-2021
    Workload expectations:
    • 8 hours workshops - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop
    • 500 hours fieldwork

    Townsville, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 1
    Census Date 25-Mar-2021
    Workload expectations:
    • 8 hours workshops - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop
    • 500 hours fieldwork

    Cairns, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 2
    Census Date 26-Aug-2021
    Workload expectations:
    • 8 hours workshops - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop
    • 500 hours fieldwork

    Cairns, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 1
    Census Date 25-Mar-2021
    Workload expectations:
    • 8 hours workshops - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop
    • 500 hours fieldwork

    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.