ATS3713 - Field education and practice - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Trent Kooyman

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Online)


Students need to contact the Arts Student ServicesArts Student Services ( desk to enrol in the unit.


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.

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Chief examiner(s)

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



ATS2713, GSC2306, GSC3306, SCW2306, SCW3306