Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Social Work
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Full year 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Marija Dragic


The unit is a structured educational program which provides students with the opportunity to undertake a 14 week field education placement. The placement is undertaken in an organisational or community setting under the supervision of a professional and experienced Social Worker. Placement starts on the 10th June and finishes on the 13th September 2013.


The purpose of supervised professional practice is to enable students to operationalise the professional social work role. In doing so, students are expected to be able to conceptualise, articulate and explain the progress they are making in relation to their development of a professional social work identity. Placements provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply theory that they learn at University to practice under the supervision of a social worker.


While on placement for 70 days, students are required to complete:
Learning Agreement and Assessment Report
Mid Placement oral presentation
Case study or report of 1500 words
Critical learning analysis of 1500 words

This unit is pass grade only (PGO).

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

14 weeks full time placement


Must have passed one of SWK3240 or SWK3400