Field Education 2
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
A placement of forty five days supervised by a qualified social worker. Staff of the program locate and service placements and students are allocated a placement according to a number of pedagogical principles that take into account the needs of the student. The placement is assessed against a clearly stated set of learning goals. Students are well supported during the placement with group meetings on campus and a staff liaison person allocated to each student.
||To work in a professional setting applying social work principles and standards, demonstrating problem solving capacities, working effectively with others and in teams, learning from feedback and able to devise appropriate social work interventions in the field of practice.
Students develop a learning contract incorporating specific goals relevant to their individual learning needs, required knowledge and skill development in social work and the unique learning opportunities available in the particular agency context.
||Forty five days supervised field placement and seven three hour campus classes.
||Not applicable because current progression and concurrent courses rules mean no student will be adversely affected.
||SWRK2001 and SWRK2003. Course to be taken concurrently with SWRK2006.
|Modes of Delivery
||Experience Based Learning
|Other: (please specify)
||Assessment in SWRK2007 is continuous. It begins with campus-based preparatory classes and continues until the student has left the agency and completed all agency and campus based tasks.
All assessment items must be completed to a satisfactory standard to attain a pass result.
Assessment is based on satisfactory performance in the four areas of:
a) Placement written tasks.
b) Field practice.
c) Campus component.
d) Ethical and Professional Conduct.
a) Placement written tasks are:
* Field placement learning plan.
* Mid-placement student report.
* End of placement student report.
b) Field practice is assessed by:
* Progress towards learning goals as specified in the learning plan.
* Participation in agency-based mid and end of placement reviews.
* End of placement Field Educator's report.
c) Campus component is:
* Attendance at and participation in all campus-based field placement preparation classes and review sessions.
d) Ethical and professional conduct is assessed in accordance with:
* The AASW Code of Ethics
* University of Newcastle Student Discipline Rules
The final grade is determined by the Field Education Coordinator, on the recommendation of the University liaison person following a review of performance in all assessment items outlined above. The field education coordinator presents results to the School examiners meeting for final approval prior to submission to Faculty Board.
Completion of 45 days supervised field experience.
||Workshop: for 21 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Field Study: for 315 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Requisite by Enrolment
||This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program and associated combined degrees.
|Compulsory Course Component
||OHS-Criminal Record Check
|Compulsory Course Component
||OHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
|Compulsory Program Component
||Students must have completed all first year social work courses, SWRK2001 and SWRK2003
Students are concurrently enrolled in SWRK2002.