School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Welfare Field Education 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400190.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
As students will be working off-campus in relatively independent work in community welfare agencies it is essential for the welfare of clients and the trust of agencies that they are adequately prepared with classroom based practice in skills and knowledge required as identified in the pre-requisite.

400193 Human Services Intervention Strategies

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1665/4522 Bachelor of Community Welfare. Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010.

About this Unit
In this unit students will complete a 140 hour practicum and in class and on line they will practice tasks directly related to equipping them for a welfare field placement and will integrate theoretical concepts with practice skills. Emphasis will be on identifying and improving verbal and written skills, appropriate behaviour in an agency setting, ethical implications of practice for themselves, workers and agencies and the development of a professional, competent approach to field based welfare practice. Supervision will be provided in the agency by a qualified welfare worker and academic visitor.

1665.2Bachelor of Community WelfareCONTINUING

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