WELF 5106


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 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 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.


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 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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