PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE C

SWP5PPC

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) must have passed all subjects from (SWP5APC, SWP5FPC, SWP5IIC, SWP5SPA, SWP5PPA). Students enrolled in course HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM (MSW) must have passed all subjects from (SWP5APC, SWP5FPC, SWP5IIC, SWP5SPA, SWP5PPB).

Co-requisites Students enrolled in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW) must be enrolled in SWP5LSW and SWP5RIB at the same time. Students enrolled in course HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM (MSW) must be enrolled in SWP5LSW at the same time.

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 undertake social work assessment, intervention, referral and evaluation tasks with minimal support from the Field Educator. They will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in professional teams and utilise research skills and knowledge to identify researchable issues within practice. Throughout their placement students will utilise and demonstrate clear and effective inter-personal communication skills.

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

Activities:
Through effective use of supervision students will be given opportunities to demonstrate a process of critical self-reflection and recognise and understand their own assumptions and values and how these may impact on practice.

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

Activities:
During placement students will describe some of the current debates, social issues/and or politics that influence the placement field of practice. They will also be given opportunity to reflect on how organisational policies and procedures including duty of care, risk-management, and the legal rights of consumers have influenced their practice

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

Activities:
While on placement, students will Identify professional behaviours that have enhanced their social work practice and describe which professional values and ethics informed their professional practice. Students will also articulate specific skills and knowledge learning goals for their first year as a social work practitioner.

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

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Downey

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 50
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 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 (2 hours each) of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and on-line"

Unscheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"On-line modules to be completed prior to commencing 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 the areas for further development for the remainder of the placement50 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 "capable' for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 50
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 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 ( 2 hours each) of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

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 the areas for further development for the remainder of the placement50 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 "capable' for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Smith

Class requirements

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

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures (2 hours each) of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and on-line"

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 50
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional 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 the areas for further development for the remainder of the placement50 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 "capable' for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSzilvia Virag

Class requirements

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

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"2 lectures (2 hours each) of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and on-line"

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 50
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional 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 the areas for further development for the remainder of the placement50 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 "capable' for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade only50 01, 02, 03, 04