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Area/Catalogue
WELF 3011

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013418

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Unit Value
13.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To enable the student to engage in the development of his/her social work practice, in a supported learning environment, and located in a practice setting.

Course content

Students will complete a 500 hour placement in which their professional selves will be developed. Using theory in practice will involve understanding the role of values and ethics, process and purpose, the professional relationship, accountability and competence, approaches to intervention strategies.

Textbook(s)

Cleak and Wilson 2013, Making the most of Field Placement , 3rd edition, Cengage, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 1019 Communication Skills in Social Work and Human Services
WELF 2020 Interviewing Skills in Social Work and Human Services
WELF 2019 Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing
WELF 1020 Child Development
WELF 2012 Human Service Intervention
BEHL 2009 Group Work
WELF 2010 Working with Community

All first and second year (and third year for double degree students) courses of the program Bachelor of Social Work, with the exception of the first year elective. 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; completed a one-day Safe Environments for Children and Young People course; and the University's online module, Undertaking a Safe Student Placement. 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.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Tutorial 2 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 500 hours x 3-5 days per week x 15 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Tutorial 2 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 500 hours x 3-5 days per week x 15 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Tutorial 2 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 500 hours x 3-5 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.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 500 hours
Interview N/A Pass/Fail 1 hour
Portfolio 5000 words Pass/Fail N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 500 hours
Interview N/A Pass/Fail 1 hour
Portfolio 5000 words Pass/Fail N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 500 hours
Interview N/A Pass/Fail 1 hour
Portfolio 5000 words Pass/Fail N/A

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

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.375
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:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

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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