WELF 5105


Course Level


Offered Externally


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 develop specialised social work practice skills in a practice setting.

Course content

Students will undertake supervised placement where they will develop specialised practice skills through the application of theory to a particular practice context. Students will utilise their skills as a reflexive practitioner to develop cognitive and technical skills in ethical reflection and decision making, professional relationship building, social work supervision and client engagement, intervention planning, implementation and evaluation. Students will examine the notion of social work as an agent of change at the individual and broader systemic level.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 5104 Social Work Practice Skills
WELF 5099 Social Work and Policy Practice
WELF 5098 Contemporary Practice Theories for 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; 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.


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 5096 Ethical Decision Making

Teaching method

Component Duration
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.


Interview, Placement, Portfolio

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


EFTSL*: 0.375
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4S)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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