Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Cathy Trembath


Previously coded SCW3306


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.


Pre-placement assignment (750 words);
Learning plan (2000 words);
Field educator report (1500 words);
Mid-placement report (750 words);
Field education assignment (4000 words) equivalent assessment.

Note: to obtain a pass in the unit, students will be required to pass each piece of work (the unit will be assessed as pass grade only).

Chief examiner(s)

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




ATS2713, GSC2306, GSC3306, SCW2306, SCW3306