Courses & Units

Supervision in Practice HGW417

Hobart, Launceston


This unit is designed for students/human service practitioners enrolled in BA Hons Professional Social Sciences [Human Services Practice] study program.

Students can attend workshops at Sandy Bay or Newnham UTAS campuses.

The offering of this unit will be dependent on sufficient student enrolment numbers


Students will develop specialised and applied knowledge and skills relevant to the practices of supervision of staff and students in human services. Students work online and through workshop-based training to develop sound understanding of the nature of quality professional supervision and the important place that it has in the delivery of quality services; supervising students will be given particular attention.

Topics include: understanding approaches to learning; developing professional, reflective and ethical frameworks; working towards successful outcomes; managing challenges; and, evaluating performance. The applicability of a model of supervision will be discussed and how the practice of professional supervision is undertaken.

Requirements of this unit also include attending two full day face to face workshops, readings, activities and assessment preparation. The unit is offered over eleven (11) weeks.


Unit name Supervision in Practice
Unit code HGW417
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work

Ms Martine Langoulant

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090599

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Intensive mode.  Weekly online activities and discussion participation (approx. 15 hours for the semester); 2 x 1 day workshops [dates and venues TBC]


Online activities (approx. 1000 words or equivalent; 30%); workshop participation (20%); practice-based portfolio (approx. 2000 words or equivalent; 50%).

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