PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE A

SWP5PPA

2018

Credit points: 45

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with experiential learning opportunities to further integrate theory with practice, to demonstrate appropriate professional relationships, and gain working knowledge of organisational contexts. Through this professionally supervised practice experience students will be provided with constructive feedback on their performance and will be challenged to critically self-reflect on their effectiveness. Students will have opportunities to further develop skills in basic interviewing, assessment and intervention processes required for practice along with skills in research. Professional competencies will be developed across seven key learning areas and will be assessed against the standard of competency at a beginning level with support.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), HZHSK, HZHSKB, HZHSKW, HZHSKM (BHS&MSW Hons) must have passed all subjects from (SWP4APA, SWP4APB, SWP4LHE).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFieldwork in the human servicesPreliminaryCooper, L and Briggs, L (eds) 2000ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsMaking the most of field placementPreliminaryCleak, H and Wilson, J 2013CENGAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate social work knowledge, values and skills to solve a range of complex social work problems

Activities:
Students will with support from the Field Educator, undertake social work assessment, intervention, referral and evaluation tasks; identify the professional roles of team members and utilise clear and effective inter-personal communication skills

02. Critically evaluate professional knowledge, values and skills to demonstrate adaptability and responsibility as a beginning social work practitioner.

Activities:
Students will, through effective use of supervision, be assisted to recognise and understand their own assumptions and values and how these may impact on practice. Through feedback they will learn to critically reflect on their use and application of social work theory within practice.

03. Critically analyse and evaluate the impact of complex organisational contexts on practice.

Activities:
Students will, after practice and reflection, be able to describe some legislative and social policy frameworks relevant to, and influential within, the placement field of practice. They will also reflect on how they have formed effective working relationships with clients/ user groups, colleagues, professionals and people in other significant roles / positions

04. Apply and appraise professional knowledge and skills in the context of the AASW Practice Standards with autonomy and expert judgement as a beginning social work practitioner.

Activities:
Students will, after practice and reflection, describe which professional values and ethics informed their professional practice in accordance with the AASW Code of Ethics and identify professional behaviours that have enhanced their social work practice

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures of 2 hours duration for preparation for placement are required prior to placement. Delivered Face-to-face."

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Unscheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"On-line modules to be completed prior to placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (7,000 words equivalent)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04
final placement and skills assessment (7,000 words equivalent)To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of 'beginning capability' for all learning areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures of 2 hours duration for preparation for placement are required prior to placement. Delivered Face-to-face."

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Unscheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"On-line modules to be completed prior to placement."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (7,000 words equivalent)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04
final placement and skills assessment (7,000 words equivalent)To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of 'beginning capability' for all learning areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"On-line modules to be completed prior to placement."

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures of 2 hours duration for preparation for placement are required prior to placement. Delivered Face-to-face."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (7,000 words equivalent)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04
final placement and skills assessment (7,000 words equivalent)To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of 'beginning capability' for all learning areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Cupper

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"On-line modules to be completed prior to placement."

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures of 2 hours duration for preparation for placement are required prior to placement. Delivered Face-to-face."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (7,000 words equivalent)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04
final placement and skills assessment (7,000 words equivalent)To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of 'beginning capability' for all learning areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only.50 01, 02, 03, 04