This is your final fieldwork placement, and it is expected to be the final unit that you complete within the BSW course. You will complete 80 days x 7 hours (560 hours) of onsite, agency-based interactions and learning activities supervised by an approved social worker. During your field placement you will integrate professional social work knowledge and skills acquired during your coursework and participate meaningfully in the operations of the agency where you are placed. You will formulate your own model of practice as a beginning professional social worker. On completion of your fieldwork placement, you are expected to meet the AASW practice standards as a beginning professional social worker. In this unit you are required to attend the relevant residential school and participate in designated call back sessions. Prior to your fieldwork placement you will undergo a preplacement interview to assess your suitability for fieldwork placement. Your suitability will be assessed through evidence of your participation in a range of tasks and assessments completed during your previous coursework and fieldwork.
|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
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
Compulsory Residential School
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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.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 43.18% 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:
|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|