Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
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 2019. 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.
The final year Social Work Practicum is one of the capstone units in the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) degree. 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 14 weeks. Students will design and implement interventions and strategies while on placement. They will document the development, implementation and evaluation of their interventions that can include project work. Students will also be required to attend preparation seminars and a field education placement interview in Semester 1.
|Unit name||Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|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).
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $2,506.00||2020: $6,324.00||090501|
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HGW503, HGW516, HGW527, HGW512, HGW513, HGW605, HGW608, HGW631
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 Early July 2019.
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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