PEU - Social Work
This site has been developed to assist both field educators and students involved in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program.
During the four years of the BSW program students undertake one 70 day field placement, and one 50 day field placement, under the supervision of qualified Social Workers. In agencies where no qualified social worker is employed it is possible for an external social worker to be recruited to provide the required supervision for the placement to meet eligibility requirements laid down by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
The placements occur during the third and final years of the program.
The BSW program at the University of Newcastle began in 1991 and in subsequent years has developed as a model of excellence in experience-based teaching and learning. In this context field education is especially significant as it is through field education that students test and mould their professional and personal capacities as social workers in training. To learn more about our experience-based approach please consult the BSW Program Overview.Contact Us
Melissa Rey Lescure
Ph: (02) 4921 5904
Fax: (02) 4921 6941