Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 270 hours comprised of: 7 weeks x 5 days (7.5 hours per day) agency-based placement, including 2 x 3 hour university-based integrative seminars; 1 day of university and agency-based field preparation. These contact hours are part of the accreditation requirements set by the Australian Association of Social Workers. |
Total Time Commitment: 270 hours.
|Prerequisites:|| As follows: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Louise Harms
ContactSchool of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
|Subject Overview:||This fieldwork subject requires students to attend university and agency-based field preparation seminars, and complete the first 35 days of the first agency-based field placement required within the MSW course. The goal of this placement is to develop foundation level social work practice and intervention skills and demonstrate beginning competence in the key areas of learning. The placement occurs as an intensive learning experience, outside of the coursework timetable.|
The goal of this placement is to develop foundation level practice and intervention skills and demonstrate beginning competence in the key areas of learning. Students should also:
1. A hurdle requirement of 100% attendance at:
2. A 3,000 word practice portfolio and report assessed on a pass/fail basis. The portfolio is developed throughout the duration of the placement, and is due at the end of semester.
|Prescribed Texts:||Cleak, H., & Wilson, J. (2007). Making the most of field placement (2nd ed). Southbank: Thomson Learning.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
Download PDF version.