SOWK14009 - Fieldwork Education 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is the final fieldwork placement of the BSW course and it is expected to be the final unit the students completes within the BSW course. The student will complete 80 days x 7 hours (560 hours) of onsite, agency based interactions and learning activities supervised by an approved social worker. Students will participate in the range of activities, tasks and processes that the agency encompasses under supervision. Students should be able to integrate professional social work knowledge and skills acquired during their coursework and be able to participate meaningfully in the operations of the agency where they are placed. Student should be able to formulate their own model of practice as a beginning professional social worker. On completion of the placement students will be expected to meet the AASW practice standards for a beginning professional social worker. Attendance at the relevant residential school as well as participation in designated call back sessions during placement is a requirement. Students will be also required to undergo a pre placement interview to assess their suitability for fieldwork placement and preference for placements will be given to students who have successfully completed all other required coursework in the BSW. Students readiness for fieldwork will be assessed on the basis of their participation in a range of tasks and assessments completed during their previous years of coursework and fieldwork.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 18
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.375
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (SOWK13009 and SOWK14005 and SOWK14006) or (SOWK13002 and SOWK19016 and SOWK19017) or Requires Departmental consent by the School, Corequisite: SOWK14010 Integrating Theory & Practice 2

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

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Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 48.39% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Have your Say Field Education Liaison Officers Field Educators
The Learning plan needs to be more straight forward with clear connections to learning outcomes.
To provide a template for this key assessment that clearly outlines the placement structure requirements, and the learning goals linked to graduate outcomes and learning outcomes.
Action Taken
A field education package was developed.
Source: Have your say
It would be helpful for students to be encouraged to use creative methods for reflection (e.g. poetry, drawing, musical composition) as it would be a great way to support different learning styles.
I believe this is really valuable feedback, and could result in exploring dynamic and innovative ways of engaging in reflection, and using multi-media to demonstrate this learning online. Therefore, I will introduce this multi-media options for the reflective assessment in the T2 2020 unit profile.
Action Taken
Source: Have your say
Managing conflict/difficulties in field education.
A very valid comment and I believe creating some resources for this topic would be beneficial. I will record interviews with alumni students and practitioners in the field; what is their advice, when they followed the conflict management process outlined in the manual what was the challenges and strengths.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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