Courses & Units

Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum HGW633

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Prior to the commencement of placement, attendance will be required at scheduled seminars, workshops and an interview held on campus in Semester 1. There are compulsory Preparation for Placement seminars in March and June. Placement starts in early July each year. Please note: placement starts prior to Semester 2.

Students enrolled in the Master of Social Work are required to provide a new National Police Certificate (Schedule 1) obtained through Tasmania Police in Semester 1 for each year that a Professional Education Placement is undertaken. Students are also asked to provide a Working with Children Check. In accordance with the University of Tasmania Safe to Practice Policy and Work Health and Safety Policy, students are also required to sign a 'Safe to Practice Agreement' in Semester 1 regarding their medical, physical and psychological capacity to practice safely on placement and without adverse impact on themselves, professional colleagues or clients.

The unit HGW616 Advanced Critical Practice is a co-requisite for students undertaking this fieldwork placement.

Introduction

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. You will document the development, application and evaluation of your interventions. 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 in Semester 1.

Full-time placements are undertaken over a period of 14 weeks.

Summary

Unit name Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum
Unit code HGW633
Credit points 37.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator

Dr Sonya Stanford and Matthew Williamson

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: $2,506.00 2020: $6,324.00 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

HGW605, HGW608, and HGW631

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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 in Semester 1.

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

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