swp3foa field eductnl



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Credit points: 55

Subject outline

In this unit students will have the opportunity to integrate different theoretical perspectives and skills by undertaking a supervised and supported fieldwork practicum. Students are placed in a human service organisation and encouraged to become experiential learners who can reflect critically on their practice and who can demonstrate beginning skills in appropriate social work tasks and roles. Students explore the nature of the placement as a learning experience and the organisational context of field education. Students undertake a 14-week full time fieldwork placement under the supervision of a qualified social worker with regular contact and support directly and on-line from an academic staff member. The unit has additional explicit focus on the organisational context's impact on practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points55

Subject Co-ordinatorAnnie Venville

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SWP2OCP, SWP3IFG, SWP3LER


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsField work in the human servicesRecommendedCooper, L. and Briggs, L.ALLEN AND UNWIN, 2000.
ReadingsMaking the most of field placementRecommendedCleak, H. and Wilson, J.THOMPSON, 2004.
ReadingsThe practice of field instruction in social workRecommendedBogo, M. and Vayda, E.COLUMBIA UP, 1998.

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