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WS5605 - Advanced Social Work Practicum

Credit points: 9
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Compulsory final placement in Masters of Social Work (Professional Qualifying). Students will undertake a 14 week block placement with an accredited social work supervisor to prepare them for entry into professional social work. Preparation for placement takes place in a block workshop in July.

Learning Outcomes

  • synthesise knowledge of and critically reflect on values, ethics and professionalism in daily social work practice;
  • demonstrate and critically reflect on culturally responsive and inclusive practice;
  • evaluate social work theories, concepts, methods and techniques, and apply to research and practice;
  • apply advanced communication and interpersonal skills, in a range of settings and contexts, informed by critical reflections on use of self;
  • implement advanced information recording and sharing strategies;
  • actively participate in professional development and supervision through critical reflection and research, in order to advance professional practice.

Subject Assessment

  • journals, learning plan, quiz, end of placement presentation.
Prerequisites: WS5303 A WS5516 A WS5611 and allow concurrent for WS5611 or admission to 112509 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS4504

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski
Lecturers: Mrs Jo Bentley-Davey, Ms Sandra Croaker, Mrs Jodi Sariman.
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours workshops/Seminars - On-Campus seminar
  • 37 hours - Online Engagement
  • 500 hours professional Experience

Cairns, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski
Lecturers: Mrs Jo Bentley-Davey, Ms Sandra Croaker, Mrs Jodi Sariman.
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours workshops/Seminars - On-Campus Seminar
  • 37 hours - Online Engagement
  • 500 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.