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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Full year 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Cathy Trembath


Previously coded SCW3306


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. 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)
Learning plan (1500 words)
Field educator report
Mid-placement report (750 words)
Field education assignment (6000 words) equivalent assessment
To obtain a pass in the uniy students will be required to pass each piece of work (the unit will be assessed as pass grade only).

Chief examiner(s)

Cathy Trembath

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Community welfare and counselling


ATS2822 and ATS2823


ATS2713, GSC2306, GSC3306, SCW2306, SCW3306