Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Social Work


Dr Grace Brown



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Off-campus)
  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Full year 2016 (Off-campus)


The unit comprises 480 hours of supervised professional practice in the field and 20 hours of skills development in the classroom and in the field.


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.


6 pre-placement tutorials (Hurdle)

While on placement, students are required to complete:
Learning agreement and assessment report (Hurdle)
Mid placement oral presentation (1000 words)
Case study or report (1000 words)
Critical learning analysis (1000 words)

A final evaluation report is completed by the field educator in consultation with the student, where 9 core learning areas are rated. To meet AASW accreditation requirements the student must reach a level of 'capability' (3) for 9 core learning outcome areas appropriate to the setting by the end of the placement.

This unit is pass grade only (PGO).

Workload requirements

480 hours will be spent on placement, 20 hours will be spent at placement briefings or integration sessions, or in private study.

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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