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SCW2306 - Field Education and Practice

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Chris Laming


Gippsland Full year 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Students are placed in a welfare or community setting for sixty days to gain experiential learning and professional integration of their welfare theory and practice. The social welfare teaching section makes contact at least twice during placement to facilitate the learning process. Each student is supervised by a qualified field educator and is assigned a liaison person. On-campus students must undertake this unit in semester two.


Upon completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of welfare practice through participation in the ongoing work of an agency.
  2. Integrate and apply relevant knowledge and skills in a practice setting.
  3. Critically evaluate their values, attitudes and beliefs and the ways in which these can influence their practice.
  4. Analyse and critique their role as an agent of change in social and community welfare practice.


Pre-placement assignment (750 words): 10%
Learning plan (1500 words): 20%
Field education assignment (6000 words): 70%
To obtain a pass in the unit students will be required to pass each piece of work (the unit will be assessed as pass grade only).


SCW1303, SCW1304, SCW1305 and SCW2304


SCW2303, SCW2307


GSC2306, GSC3306, SCW3306