Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
October, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Contact Hours: 250 hours comprised of: 34 days agency-based placement, including 1 day university-based integrative seminar. Pre-placement preparation 8 x 1 hr seminars. (optional) These contact hours are part of the accreditation requirements set by the Australian Association of Social Workers. |
Total Time Commitment:
Study Period Commencement:
February, May, August, November
|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/
CoordinatorMs Judy Wookey
School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building
Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
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This agency-based supervised placement subject provides an intensive practice learning experience. It provides students with opportunites for both professional learning and development and workplace preparation. Students will learn to integrate advanced theory with practice. They will further develop and consolidate practice skills, increase their knowledge of the interface between policy, research and evidence-based practice and increase their understanding of the organisational context of policy and practice. This subject requires students to attend university and agency-based preparation seminars, early placement seminars and integration seminars and complete the second 35 days of the first professional placement required within the MSW course.
The goal of this subject is to enable students to develop advanced social work practice and intervention skills and a higher level of competence in the key areas of learning. It includes opportunities to complete a placement which focuses on group work, communtiy work, research, social policy and more specialised or intensive direct practice. This practicum also includes a significant research activity.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Cleak, H., & Wilson, J. (2007). Making the most of field placement (2nd ed). Southbank: Thomson Learning.
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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:
Master of Social Work |
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