Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will develop an understanding of student welfare in primary and secondary schools in Australia. In particular students will focus on the evidence supporting the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood's (DEECD) Framework for Student Support Services in Victorian Government Schools, and its implementation. In this subject, students will participate in a field experience equivalent to a minimum of 10 days duration, working in schools with student welfare staff or in community services organisations with their practitioners.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDona Martin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFramework for Student Support Services in Victorian Government Schools: Professional Development Support MaterialPrescribedDept of Education, Victoria (1998)COMMUNITY INFORMATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, MELBOURNE VICTORIA
ReadingsThe road to Social Work & Human Service practice (2nd Ed)PrescribedChenoweth, L., and McAuliffe, D. (2005)SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA. (CHAPTERS 3 AND 5)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDona Martin

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Placement - Off Site
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Field Experience report (1500-1750 words) Hardcopy (30%) 10 min verbal presentation (20%)Hurdle requirement - 10 days (minimum) of compulsory field experience. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle requirement.50
Literature Review (equiv. to 2000 words)50