WELF 3014


Course Level


Offered Externally

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To enable students to integrate advanced skills and to consolidate his or her professional identify and presentation as competent human services workers.

Course content

Students will complete 280 hours in placement building on their professional identity through the development of learning objectives and by developing a working relationship with their supervisor. Students engage in reflective practice, identify their own professional pathways, and apply theory in practice, and manage their own workload. Exerting a positive influence in the workplace, student will establish credibility as a professional and manage culturally appropriate and collaborative relationships within their placement setting.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 3015 Case Management
WELF 3022 Human Service Field Placement A
Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MBSS WELF 3018 Social Analysis and the Human Services

All first and second year courses (and third year for double degree students) in the Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) or (Ageing and Disability). Students are required to undertake Criminal History Checks through the Department of Human Services (DHS) for working with Children, in the Aged Care Sector and in Disability Services; obtain a SAPOL National Police Record Check; and have completed a one-day Safe Environments for Children and Young People course. Some placements may also require students to hold a current driver's licence, a recognised First Aid Certificate or other requirements as requested by a specific placement provider.



Teaching method

Component Duration
Tutorial 2 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 280 hours x 2-5 days per week x 15 weeks
Online 2 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 280 hours x 2-5 days per week x 15 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Interview, Placement, Portfolio

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.


EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4S)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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