This is a Masters unit. Field education is an exciting and challenging experience for students where they test themselves in a social work role and develop knowledge, skills and values in the practice environment. Students in this unit will experience the integration of theory with practice, including the research, review and critical application of intervention skills, methods and frameworks.
Emphasis is placed on developing a critical consciousness of the student's social work practice at three levels: self, agency and profession. Students will assess their knowledge, skills and future learning requirements in relation to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Practice Standards.
Students are expected to consolidate their social work practice development by integration into an appropriate field context. Field education involves 500 hours of field placement time.
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