School Of Social Sciences

Field Education 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102782.1

Discipline: SOCIAL WORK

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 20

Incompatible Units
400521 - Field Education 1, 102173 - Community Welfare Field Education

400508 Working with Individuals and Families

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in courses 1665 Bachelor of Community Welfare, 1666 Bachelor of Social Work or 1713 Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social Work and must have successfully completed 120 credit points.

About this Unit
This unit enables students to participate in a structured and supervised field placement experience, providing the opportunity for students to combine their knowledge of theory and application of their skills into practice in the human services sector. Placements will be offered in direct or indirect service work with a wide range of client groups and communities in the government and nongovernment sectors. A variety of social work and community welfare-related agencies in and around Sydney will be utilised. Students will attend skills based workshops and complete 408 hours of placement in accordance with accreditation requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) guidelines, and the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information.

Special Requirements

1665.3Bachelor of Community WelfareSUSPENDED
1666.4Bachelor of Social WorkCURRENT
1713.2Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social WorkCURRENT

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