WELF 3022


Course Level


Offered Externally

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


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 apply human service practice knowledge and skills in a work setting and to critically reflect on their professional identity as a human service worker.

Course content

Students will complete 280 hours in placement. They will demonstrate human service skills and draw from theory in their practice. Students will develop their professional selves through developing a working relationship with a supervisor, establishing effective and constructive relationships, and managing diversity within their placement organisation, and by evaluating their effectiveness as a worker.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
WELF 2020 Interviewing Skills in Social Work and Human Services
WELF 2012 Human Service Intervention
WELF 2010 Working with Community

All first and second year courses (and third year for double degree students) in the Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) or (Ageing and Disability). 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.



Teaching method

Component Duration
Tutorial 2 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 280 hours x 2-5 days per week x 15 weeks
Online 2 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 280 hours x 2-5 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.


Interview, Placement, Portfolio

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


EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4S)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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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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