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Subject Area: Social Work

Your final placement allows you to bring together 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 it 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. Level 4 placements include opportunities in rural and international settingsSocial 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 47 attendance days (327 hours) and is generally undertaken four days per week in Term 3. 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.

This course is Part B of your final Field Education placement, commenced in Term 2 which will continue until you have completed the requisite number of hours in Term 3. Your grade for both courses will be finalized at the completion of this course.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: SOCW4003, SOCW4011, SOCW4012, SOCW4013 and enrolment in a Social Work program. Corequisite: SOCW4015 or SOCW4016. Equivalent: SOCW4014, SOCW4001

Course Outline

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