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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Students are required to spend 200 hours in a human service organisation under the supervision of an experienced field educator who assists the student to integrate theory with practice by creating a suitable learning environment.

Unit content

  • Teamwork
  • Ethical decision making
  • Professional and ethical practice
  • Analysis and critique
  • Judgement and evaluation
  • Reflective journaling
  • Professional writing
  • Self-assessment
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-directed enquiry.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 communicate effectively with professionals, staff and clients
2 analyse knowledge (research and theory) and skills relevant to practice appropriate to the organisational context
3 apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
4 actively participate in team processes and evaluate decision-making frameworks
5 demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
6 critically evaluate processes and personal reflection in a human services context
7 evaluate human service organisational settings and discuss their impact on employees and clients.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. communicate effectively with professionals, staff and clients
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. analyse knowledge (research and theory) and skills relevant to practice appropriate to the organisational context
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. apply knowledge (research and theory) and skills in assessing need and/or risk
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. actively participate in team processes and evaluate decision-making frameworks
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate an understanding of practice ethics
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. critically evaluate processes and personal reflection in a human services context
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  7. evaluate human service organisational settings and discuss their impact on employees and clients.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Cleak, H & Wilson, J, 2013, Making the Most of Field Placement, 3rd edn, Cengage, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170222433.
  • McDonald, C, Craik, C, Hawkins, L & Williams, J, 2011, Professional Practice in Human Service Organisations, Allan & Unwin, Crows Nest. ISBN: 9781742370392.
  • O’Connor, I, Wilson, J, Setterlund, D & Hughes, M, 2008, Social Work and Human Service Practice, 5th edn, Pearson Longman, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781741039061.

  • Cleak, H & Wilson, J, 2013, Making the Most of Field Placement, 3rd edn, Cengage, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170222433.
  • McDonald, C, Craik, C, Hawkins, L & Williams, J, 2011, Professional Practice in Human Service Organisations, Allan & Unwin, Crows Nest. ISBN: 9781742370392.
  • O’Connor, I, Wilson, J, Setterlund, D & Hughes, M, 2008, Social Work and Human Service Practice, 5th edn, Pearson Longman, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781741039061.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.