Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Full year 2013 (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)

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



ATS2713, GSC2306, GSC3306, SCW2306, SCW3306