STUDENT WELFARE EXPERIENCE

EDU3SWE

2021

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLiterature review and Field experience

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The road to Social Work & Human Service practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorChenoweth, L., and McAuliffe, D.

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA. (CHAPTERS 3 AND 5)

ISBN9780170380072

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Framework for Student Support Services in Victorian Government Schools: Professional Development Support Material

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorDept of Education, Victoria

Year1998

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCOMMUNITY INFORMATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, MELBOURNE VICTORIA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required10 days – 70 Hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsAll students will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this subject.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify, describe and explain a range of issues and perspectives contained in policies directed towards supporting student welfare.
02. Demonstrate critical reflection skills.
03. Evaluate contemporary welfare practices and programs in schools and community service organisations.
04. Demonstrate knowledge of student welfare services both within schools and in the wider community that collaborate to enhance social equity and student welfare.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Plus online learning

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 10.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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.

N/AReportIndividualYes50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Literature Review (equiv. to 2000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3