|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CDS2000 and HSW2120. Students must have completed at least 4 courses before undertaking placement.
Good professional practice cannot be acquired through classroom teaching, skills building or fieldwork placement alone. It is important that the different forms of educational experience inform each other. The first fieldwork placement course offers students the opportunity to gain insight into human services approaches and practice methods relevant to the sector. It also gives students an opportunity to integrate theory with practice through the development and application of skills such as case work, critical analysis and program/project evaluation.
The course offers students the opportunity to undertake placements with human services organisations working with different client groups. Examples of placement organisations include aged care, community organisation, Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) associations, and volunteer groups and so on. Students work closely with their agency supervisors to develop and adhere to a learning plan that includes attributes such as ethical practice, confidentiality, cultural awareness and professional development. The placement allows students to gain insight into the skills required for working and interacting with clients, communicating effectively with stakeholders and managing day to day functioning.