School Of Social Sciences

Field Education 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400521.4

Discipline: SOCIAL WORK

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Basic understanding of social interventions as assessed in the prerequisites.

400508 Working with Individuals and Families

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1666 Bachelor of Social Work, 4598 Bachelor of Social Work or 4599 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).

About this Unit
In 2020 this unit replaced by 102782 - Field Education 1. This unit enables students to participate in a structured and supervised field experience. The broad aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge and experience in linking theory with the realities of practice, extend their skills for social work practice with the support of practitioners working in the welfare sector. Students will be able to choose placements in direct service work, the community and organisational context of social work practice as well as community development and research. A variety of social work and related agencies in and around Sydney will be utilised. The Field Education Coordinator will be responsible for the selection and arrangement of placements according to AASW guidelines.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

All Students

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

4. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

5. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

6. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website


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