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Area/Catalogue
WELF 4019

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013419

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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)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To enable students to consolidate their social work knowledge and skills and demonstrate professional practice at the standards expected of a new graduate.

Course content

The students will consolidate their social work knowledge and skills through the placement including the conceptualisaiton of a specific project or program in relation to social work purpose. The students will develop advanced knowledge of social work process and frameworks, professional approaches to practice, judgement, decision-making and accountability, collegial and client relationships, and the planning, implementation and evaluation of program/service. The students will demonstrate their identification with the social work profession in practice and engage with the expectations of professional development. Students will consolidate their social work practice skills and knowledge through completion of this course.

Textbook(s)

Dunk-West, P 2013, How to be a social worker: a critical guide for students, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

Prerequisite(s)

Satisfactory completion of or concurrent enrolment in all previous courses in the Bachelor of Social Work. 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.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

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

Degrees this course is offered in

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