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WS5605 - Advanced Social Work Practicum

Credit points: 9
Year: 2021
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 block placement with an accredited social work supervisor to prepare them for entry into professional social work. Placement preparation workshops will be held prior to placement beginning.

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

  • Completion of modules, Learning Plan, Mid & end of placement self-assessment, Presentation of learning, journals, Learning Integration sessions.
Prerequisites: (WS5303 OR WS5304 and allow concurrent enrolment of WS5611 and WS5516 OR WS5517) OR admission to 112509 BSW Hons
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS4504

Availabilities

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

Townsville, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours workshops
  • 496 hours placement
  • 4 hours professional Experience

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

Cairns, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours workshops
  • 496 hours placement
  • 4 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.