Courses & Units

Research Pathway Social Work Practicum HGW606

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

The final year Social Work Practicum is one of the capstone units in the MSW(Q). You will 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.

Summary

Unit name Research Pathway Social Work Practicum
Unit code HGW606
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

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International students
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Key Dates

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.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

HGW609, HGW605, HGW608, HGW631

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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. Full-time placements are undertaken over a period of 16 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.

Assessment

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 practice interventions.

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Textbooks

Required

None

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