Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
The final year Social Work Practicum is one of the capstone units in the Master of Social Work (Qualifying). Students undertake 500 hours (minimum) of placement in a setting that is relevant to social work practice. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis. In some circumstances part time placements may be negotiated, subject to availability.
You will design and implement interventions and strategies and you will implement your research project. You will document the development, application and evaluation of your interventions and research. At the end of the placement, you are expected to demonstrate that you meet the beginning standards of professional social work practice. You will be required to attend preparation seminars and a field education placement interview in Semester 1.
Full-time placements are undertaken over a period of 14 weeks.
|Unit name||Research Pathway Social Work Practicum|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Dr Sonya Stanford and Matthew Williamson
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||16 Week Session Jul||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||16 Week Session Jul||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||16 Week Session Jul||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|16 Week Session Jul||29/6/2020||22/7/2020||24/8/2020||18/10/2020|
* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $1,671.00||2020: $4,216.00||090501|
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.
Entry into the Research Pathway and HGW605, HGW608, HGW609 and HGW631
Students undertake 500 hours of placement (minimum) in a setting that is relevant to social work practice. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis. In some circumstances part time placements may be negotiated, subject to availability. Full time placements are undertaken over a period of 14 weeks. Students will also be required to attend preparation seminars and a field education placement interview in Semester 1. Special Note: There are compulsory preparation for placement seminars in March, April and June. Placement starts in July of each year.
Continuous evaluation of student performance by the Field Educator. At mid-placement and at the end of placement, student, field educator and liaison staff (from Social Work, UTAS) formally evaluate student performance based on the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Practice Standards (2013) and the AASW Code of Ethics (2010). Students will be required to present documented evidence of the progress of their research and other practice interventions.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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