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WELF 5106


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To consolidate students' competency in professional practice reflecting the integration of social work values, knowledge and skills, and through an independent piece of research contribute to the social work body of knowledge.

Course content

Students will undertake a supervised placement opportunity to further develop their social work skills, practice and knowledge, and will apply advanced research skills to a research project of relevance to the professional mission of the host organisation.




All courses in the Master of Social Work except WELF 5103 Leadership in Social Work, or with the permission of the Program Director. Students are required to have undertaken a criminal history screening through the Department of Families and Communities and to have completed a 1 day Child Safe Environments Course. Some placements may require students to hold a current drivers licence and recognised First Aid Certificate.


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 5103 Leadership in Social Work

Teaching method

Component Duration
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 500 hours x N/A
Tutorial 2 hours x 8 fortnights

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


Task Length Weighting Duration
Interview N/A Pass/Fail 1 hour
Portfolio 5000 words Pass/Fail N/A
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 500 hours

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


EFTSL*: 0.375
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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

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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