Courses & Units

Social Work Practicum 2 HGW613


Restricted to Master of Social Work.

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 on 2 July 2018. 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.


Students are required to undertake a minimum of 500 hours of placement in a setting that is relevant to social work practice, in order to experience a range of practice processes and tasks. Field educators are 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 integrated into practice. Students will be required to attend preparation seminars and a placement interview prior to commencing placement.


Unit name Social Work Practicum 2
Unit code HGW613
Credit points 37.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator Associate Professor Sonya Stanford
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • describe and demonstrate ethical, inclusive and culturally responsive social work practice skills in an agency setting.
  • describe social work theories and relate theory to practice in an agency setting.
  • identify and take responsibility for a range of tasks and social work interventions, methods and techniques used within an agency setting.
  • demonstrate professional attitudes, workplace behaviours and communication skills (verbal, nonverbal and written) appropriate to the profession of social work, particularly in complex and challenging situations.
  • critically reflect on your own practice within professional supervision.
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HGW611 - Direct Practice 2 AND HGW517 - Direct Practice 1 & Professional Communication AND HGW612 - Working with Communities for Change AND HGW614 - Intercultural Social Work Practice AND HGW615 - Specialist Fields of Practice AND HGW512 - Practice Frameworks for Change AND HGW513 - Social Work Practicum I AND HGW514 - Social Work in Context AND HGW515 - Research & Policy for Change AND HGW516 - Ethical, Legal & Organisational Contexts of Practice


AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (100%)
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