Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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

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

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Cathy Trembath


Students are placed in a welfare or community setting for a 60 day block placement designed to integrate experiential learning with the professional theory, knowledge and skills that they have learned throughout the course. Students completing this unit are ready to enter the field as beginning professionals. The community welfare and counselling teaching staff visit 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. Full-time students must undertake this unit in semester two.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should 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.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)



ATS2713, GSC2306, GSC3306, SCW2306, SCW3306