Courses & Units

Research Pathway Social Work Practicum HGW606

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston


Placement commences on the 24th of May 2021 and concludes on the 27th of August 2021 (14 weeks).

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.


The final year Social Work Practicum is one of the capstone units in 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. 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.


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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast 16 Week Session Jul On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 16 Week Session Jul On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 16 Week Session Jul On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
16 Week Session Jul 4/7/2022 27/7/2022 29/8/2022 23/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. 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 $3,657.00 $1,716.00 $2,005.00 $4,216.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching Pattern

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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