JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

WS4504 - Field Education 2

Credit points: 9
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available to BSW students and Graduate BSW students.

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 Semester 1.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an ability to identify and apply appropriate methods of intervention, describe their theoretical underpinnings and critically reflect on their effectiveness in addressing service user needs;
  • demonstrate a capacity to describe and analyse how organisations are able to address and meet client needs, organisational goals and community expectations;
  • demonstrate the ability to identify major social, political and economic factors and their impact on agencies and shaping policy and practice;
  • demonstrate an ability to reflect on, and articulate, the impact of policies and practice paradigms on intervention and integrate reflective practice in the implementation of service delivery;
  • demonstrate an ability to engage in research activities that could inform and/or enhance professional practice in the light of clients needs, organisational goals and social policy;
  • demonstrate an ability to identify and engage in the process of continuing education and reflective practice that informs professional and ethical practice model;
  • demonstrate the ability to practice as an entry level professional social work practitioner.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products.
Prerequisites: WS3503 AND WS4514 AND WS4511. ALLOW CONCURRENT IN WS4511.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS5604

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours workshops/Seminars - Preparation workshop 8-9th July. Integration Seminars throughout placement
  • 490 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; statement of learning (1,500 words); daily practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Mackay, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours workshops/Seminars - Pre placement and integration seminars- workshop in Townsville 8-9th July
  • 490 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; statement of learning (1,500 words); daily practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours workshops/Seminars - Preparation workshop 8th & 9th July. Integration seminars throughout placement
  • 490 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; statement of learning (1,500 words); daily practice journal; attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Non-standard start/end 08-Jul-2012 to 16-Nov-2012
Face to face teaching 08-Jul-2012 to 09-Jul-2012 (compulsory pre placement workshop)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - on campus pre-placement workshop required - students may attend Cairns or Townsville campus on 8th and 9th July 2012
  • 490 hours professional experience
Assessment: learning plan; mid-placement assessment; end of placement assessment; statement of learning (1,500 words); daily 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.