Social Work Practice - Level Three Placement - SOCW3011

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 18

EFTSL: 0.37500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 25.7

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ARTS1871, PSYC1001, SOCW2006, SOCW2008, SOCW2009, SOCW2100, SRAP1000, SRAP1001, SRAP2002 and enrolment in a Social Work program Corequisite: SOCW3009

Equivalent: SOCW3001

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: Social Work

This course allows you to apply the theoretical and skills based learning in a practice setting. You will be linked with a qualified social worker in a human services agency offering practice based learning, in accordance with the AASW Practice Standards. This learning experience is supported by social work supervision promoting critical reflection; it will guide you through a developmental process focusing on knowledge, skills and values relevant to the social work profession. Placement allocation is managed in consultation with you, so that prioritises your learning goals and professional interests. Placements occur in diverse contexts of practice such as hospitals, state and federal government departments, and non-government community based organisations. Social work interventions may include policy, research, counselling, case work and community work. You will develop general social work skills, transferable to all social work contexts. The placement comprises 70 attendance days (490 hours) and is generally undertaken four days per week throughout Semester 1. The placement is accompanied by a series of Integration Seminars that support and complement your field based learning, with an emphasis on theory-practice integration, critical social work and critical reflection.

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