Courses & Units

Research Pathway Social Work Practicum HGW425

Note:

Placement (full-time) commences in late May and concludes in late August.

To be eligible to undertake this professional experience placement (PEP) students are required to:

  • attend compulsory Preparation for Placement seminars;
  • meet the academic pre-requisites for this unit;
  • meet the Functional Requirements for students enrolled in Social Work; and,
  • undertake a National Police Record Check and Working with Children/Vulnerable People Check (Volunteer).

You will be advised of how to meet these requirements at the Fieldwork Orientation Session within the first weeks of Semester 1.

See more information and resources at Field Education Placements.

Introduction

The final year Social Work Practicum is one of the capstone units in the Bachelor of Social Work with Honours degree. Students are required to undertake at least 14 weeks full-time equivalent (FTE) of placement in a setting that provides the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit. You will design and implement interventions and strategies and you will implement your research project.

A Field Educator is allocated to each student and through supervision (provided by a social worker with a minimum of 2 years full time equivalent post graduation experience in the field) the theory of social work is translated into practice. Students will be required to attend preparation seminars prior to commencing placement.

Summary

Unit name Research Pathway Social Work Practicum
Unit code HGW425
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator Doctor Tina Kostecki
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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

Key

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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 3/7/2023 26/7/2023 28/8/2023 22/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090501 $3,625.00 $1,701.00 $1,987.00 $4,216.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Entry into the Research Pathway and HGW423, HGW424, HGW431 and HGW414

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Placement (full-time) commences in late May and concludes in late August.

Students undertake at least 14 weeks FTE of placement. 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 prior to placement, some of these may occur in Semester 1.

AssessmentField Placement (100%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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