Social Work Field Education 1 is the first of two fieldwork placements that students are required to complete. Students will complete 500 hours of onsite, agency-based interactions and learning tasks in a practice context supervised by an approved agency worker. Students will participate in the range of activities, tasks, and processes that the agency encompasses by negotiation with the supervisor and subject to agency rules and procedures. During the first placement students are invited to consolidate and apply their learning from the first two years of study within an agency placement context. Students will observe other workers, participate in the operations of the agency and should be able to critically analyse and articulate their developing professional practice framework within the context of the field placement. Students will be required to attend and participate in assessable tasks in the relevant residential to complete the requirements of this unit. The residential SOWK13010 is a pre-requisite for fieldwork placement, as are all units from year one and two of the BSW course. The students will be contacted once their application has been received and a pre placement consultation will be offered. Eligible students are required to participate in a consultation in the second year of the course, to explore placement readiness and to prepare for placement interviews.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.375|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisites: 96 credit points including SOWK12010, SOWK12012 and SOWK12014.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 18-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 37.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 450 hours for the unit.
|1. Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)||0%|
|2. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||0%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
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Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 77.27% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 55.00% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
All of the learning outcomes are linked to the AASW Practice Standards
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Presentation||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|