PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE B

SWP5PPB

2021

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 nine key learning areas and will be assessed against the standard of competency at a beginning level with support.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKP, HMSKM; AND must have passed all of the following subjects: (SWP5PSW, SWP4APA, SWP4APB and SWP4LHE, SWP4FPA)

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

Readings

Fieldwork in the human services

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCooper, L and Briggs, L

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Making the most of field placement

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCleak, H and Wilson, J

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCENGAGE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required525 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro
International - regional
International - metro

WBL addtional requirementsMost placements are metropolitan but we offer interstate and international placements.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Integrate social work knowledge, values and skills to solve a range of complex social work problems.
02. Critically evaluate professional knowledge, values and skills to demonstrate adaptability and responsibility as a beginning social work practitioner.
03. Critically analyse and evaluate the impact of complex organisational contexts on practice.
04. Apply and appraise professional knowledge and skills in the context of the Australian Association of Social Workers Practice Standards with autonomy and expert judgement as a beginning social work practitioner.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Downey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 0 - 0
Four 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.
3 x 2 hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 5.00 d placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
14-week (70 days) professional placement.

SeminarWeek: 0 - 0
Three 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 3-hour integrative seminars are held during placement. Face-to-face and online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
On-line modules must be completed prior to placement

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 placementN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final placement assessment and skills (7,000 words equivalent) To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of ""beginning capability"" for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade onlyN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqui Theobald

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 0 - 0
Four 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.
3 x 2 hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 5.00 d placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
14-week (70 days) professional placement.

SeminarWeek: 0 - 0
Three 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 3-hour integrative seminars are held during placement. Face-to-face and online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
On-line modules must be completed prior to placement

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 placementN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final placement assessment and skills (7,000 words equivalent) To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of ""beginning capability"" for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade onlyN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 0 - 0
Four 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.
3 x 2 hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 5.00 d placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
14-week (70 days) professional placement.

SeminarWeek: 0 - 0
Three 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 3-hour integrative seminars are held during placement. Face-to-face and online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
On-line modules must be completed prior to placement

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 placementN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final placement assessment and skills (7,000 words equivalent) To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of ""beginning capability"" for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade onlyN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean MacDermott

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 0 - 0
Four 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.
3 x 2 hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 5.00 d placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
14-week (70 days) professional placement.

SeminarWeek: 0 - 0
Three 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 3-hour integrative seminars are held during placement. Face-to-face and online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
On-line modules must be completed prior to placement

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 placementN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final placement assessment and skills (7,000 words equivalent) To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of ""beginning capability"" for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade onlyN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Week 35-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMishel McMahon

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 0 - 0
Four 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.
3 x 2 hours of preparatory lectures are required prior to placement. Face-to-face and online

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 5.00 d placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
14-week (70 days) professional placement.

SeminarWeek: 0 - 0
Three 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 3-hour integrative seminars are held during placement. Face-to-face and online

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
On-line modules must be completed prior to placement

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 placementN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final placement assessment and skills (7,000 words equivalent) To pass a final placement, students must at least reach a level of ""beginning capability"" for all areas assessed in the portfolio. Subject is Pass/Fail grade onlyN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4