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Area/Catalogue
WELF 4016

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
013137

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To develop the student’s ability for autonomous professional social work practice and to strengthen strategies for continuing professional identity and development.

Course content

Students will demonstrate professional judgement and ethical decision making in a changing context and will use an evaluation framework for critiquing social work practice at an individual, organisational, professional and societal level. The students will critically analyse the interplay between social work knowledge and professional social work identity; reflection and evaluation of one's own practice. Students will demonstrate their skills and ability to identify experiences of vicarious traumatisation and will develop self protection strategies through maximising professional and peer supervision and managing workload. Students will develop skills in marketing oneself through preparation for social work employment and the development of curriculum vitae and building a social work portfolio highlighting the transferability of social work skills and knowledge across a range of fields of practice.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

All First Semester fourth year courses of the Bachelor of Social Work.

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 4019 Social Work Field Education 2

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 7 hours x 5 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 7 hours x 5 days
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 7 hours x 5 days
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
External (Online) 3 hours x 13 weeks

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


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Job Application 1600 words Pass/Fail N/A
Essay 2900 words Pass/Fail N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Job Application 1600 words Pass/Fail N/A
Essay 2900 words Pass/Fail N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Job Application 1600 words Pass/Fail N/A
Essay 2900 words Pass/Fail N/A
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Job Application 1600 words Pass/Fail N/A
Essay 2900 words Pass/Fail N/A

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

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

Degrees this course is offered in

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