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 during Orientation week.
See more information and resources at Field Education Placements.
Social Work Practicum 1 is a cornerstone unit in the 1st year of the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) 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.
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.
|Unit name||Social Work Practicum 1|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Tina Kostecki|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Implement ethical, inclusive and culturally responsive social work practice skills in an agency setting.
- Develop and articulate a foundational critical social work framework for practice within agency settings.
- Apply a foundational critical social work framework to inform social work interventions, methods, and techniques within agency settings.
- Practice in a manner that conforms to the inherent functional requirements of UTAS social work students and the standards outlined in the AASW Practice Standards 2013 section VI.
- Use a foundational social work framework to critically reflect on your own practice within professional supervision.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesHGW503, HGW516, HGW527 and HGW512
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.
|Assessment||Progressive and mid-placement assessment and Final placement assessment (100%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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