This information has been developed to assist both field educators and students involved in their third and final years of a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).
During the four years of the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program students undertake two 70-day field placements 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 required by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).SONIA Placement System NSW Health verification requirements What you need to know before attending your placement
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.