Courses & Units
Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum HGW633
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.
The final year Social Work Practicum is one of the capstone units in the Master of Social Work (Qualifying). 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.
You will design and implement interventions and strategies. You will document the development, application and evaluation of your interventions. At the end of the placement, you are expected to demonstrate that you meet the beginning standards of professional social work practice.
You will be required to attend preparation seminars in Semester 1.
Full-time placements are undertaken over a period of 14 weeks.
|Unit name||Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum|
|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|
|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||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).
- Describe and demonstrate ethical, inclusive and culturally responsive social work practice skills in an agency setting.
- Describe social work theories and apply 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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.
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PrerequisitesHGW605, HGW608, HGW631, HGW512, HGW613, HGW503, HGW527, HGW516
Placement 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.
|Assessment||Final placement assessment (100%)|Progressive and mid-placement assessment|
|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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