SWSP5309 Field Education 1: First Placement
- 12 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth), human services agencies in Perth Face to face
- This unit involves a full-time 13-week placement in a human services agency in Perth and/or in Country locations. Students work within a field practice syllabus and are required to attend an orientation day and integration days. Students may also be required to attend UWA supervision sessions. Students provide a critical reflection in relation to their placement and complete the Learning Development Agreement based on their field placement.
- Students are able to (1) understand the contextual delivery of selected social services; (2) identify the relevant social work knowledge, skills and values in the provision of social services; (3) integrate their experiences with relevant concepts and theories; and (4) identify the personal, the professional and the organisational levels of social work practice.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: this field placement is pass or fail. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Julie Loveny
- Unit rules
- SWSP5306 Indigenous People and Social Work (formerly SWSP8306 Indigenous People and Social Work); SWSP5630 Developmental Practice (formerly SWSP8630 Developmental Practice); SWSP5301 Social Work Knowledge, Theory and Values (formerly SWSP8301 Social Work Knowledge, Theory and Values);
SWSP5631 Introduction to Social Work Methods (formerly SWSP8631 Introduction to Social Work Methods)
- Contact hours
- 455 hours over 13 weeks full-time
- Unit Outline
- This unit does not fall into the standard University semesters and thus has non-standard withdrawal and census deadlines. Contact Student Administration for more information. Students are required to travel as part of their field placement. This unit is full-time over a 13 week field placement.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.