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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Part 1 of two capstone units comprising the final social work placement. Engages students in 500 hours (across Social Work Placement IIa and IIb) of supervised social work practice in a human service organisation. Students have access to regular supervision in accordance with AASW requirements. Develops professional skills, knowledge and values based on the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) practice standards for social work. Transfers learning gained from other course work units in the course to practice in a real organisation. 

Unit content

1. Forming, maintaining and ending professional relationships.

2.Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders.

3.Understanding teams and groups within the workplace.

4.Engaging in critical self reflection.

5.Making effective use of supervision.

6.Identifying future learning needs.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 form, maintain and end professional relationships with clients and colleagues in a human service organisation
2 demonstrate and critically reflect on effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders
3 analyse the organisation, its location within wider social systems and its relationship with other organisations, such as auspicing bodies and funding agencies
4 analyse the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisation
5 make use of professional supervision to increase their learning about social work practice, including the identification of learning needs

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

  1. form, maintain and end professional relationships with clients and colleagues in a human service organisation
  2. demonstrate and critically reflect on effective communication with clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders
  3. analyse the organisation, its location within wider social systems and its relationship with other organisations, such as auspicing bodies and funding agencies
  4. analyse the ways in which a social work service is provided within the organisation
  5. make use of professional supervision to increase their learning about social work practice, including the identification of learning needs