PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE A

SWP5PPA

2015

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-ordinatorNatasha Long

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-requisites Students enrolled in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), HZHSK, HZHSKB, HZHSKW, HZHSKM (BHS&MSW Hons) must be enrolled in SWP5RIA 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. Competently perform a range of social work tasks at a beginning level by applying social work knowledge and skills in an integrated manner.

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically evaluate personal social work practice strengths and identify future learning needs/goals for final-year placement.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Evaluate the impact of organisational factors upon their 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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify a range of professional skills and how these apply to the AASW Practice Standards.

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 35 - 50
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

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*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 52
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 37 - 52
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 39-02, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Sellar

Class requirements

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
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 35 - 50
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

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*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 52
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 37 - 52
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Week 39-02, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnie Venville

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, 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 Week: 35 - 50
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 52
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 37 - 52
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 39-02, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnie Venville

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 35 - 50
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

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*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 52
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 37 - 52
One 5.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"14-week (70 days) professional placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Week 39-02, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatasha Long

Class requirements

Lecture
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Four hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online"

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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
final placement assessment portfolio (5,500 words equiv) with student contribution of 3,500 wordsTo pass a first 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.70 01, 02, 03, 04
mid-placement skills and knowledge assessment (equivalent to 1,500 words)Formative feedback on this task identifies areas of achievement and areas for further development for the remainder of the placement.30 01, 02, 03, 04