Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Social Work
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Grace Brown


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.


This is the final opportunity for Supervised Professional Practice before qualifying as a social worker. The expectation is that students will refine, expand and consolidate the competency that they achieved in their first placement and that by completion of final placement will be able to practise as an independent, responsible and reflective Social Work practitioner.


While on placement for 70 days, students are required to complete:
Learning agreement and assessment report
Mid placement oral presentation
Case study or report (1,500 words)
Critical learning analysis (1,500 words)

This unit is pass grade only (PGO).

Workload requirements

14 weeks full time placement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


SWK3180 or SWK3240.

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