Field Placement 1b

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

An online postgraduate unit provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia, Field Placement 1b applies the skills you develop in previous units of the Master of Social Work to real-world scenarios, via a work placement at a relevant facility. You will complete 476 hours (17 four-day weeks) of on-site practice with the support of a qualified field supervisor, with a view to developing the necessary skills and principles to succeed in a career in the field of social work.

Throughout your placement you will be expected to apply a range of theoretical concepts to practical situations, and fully engage with the processes, practices and challenges experienced by social work professionals. You will acquire knowledge of a variety of models and approaches to practice, and explore the impact of social work policies and legislation on families, communities and individuals.

This unit follows on from the Field Placement Preparation course, which prepares students for their placement and must be completed in the semester prior to completing this unit. Field Placement 1b is assessed via the submission of a portfolio based on your experiences on the placement.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Social Work, Griffith University

You must also have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice

Work placement

This unit includes 476 hours (17 four-day weeks) of compulsory on-site work placement.

Areas of study

In this Field Placement 1b unit, the topics you will study will be provided in your study materials.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Social Work, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This Field Placement unit takes the skills you have developed throughout your studies for the Master of Social Work, and allows you to apply them to real-world situations. The experience you develop throughout this unit will give you the tools to pursue and advance a full-time career in social work, care and human services.

You will have an opportunity to pursue placements in an area relevant to your interests and career goals – from working with small groups and individuals to broader community work. The challenges you face during this unit will teach you how to adapt quickly and effectively to a range of situations, improve your problem solving and communication skills and take a leading role in providing and facilitating top quality care in your chosen field of specialty.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Field Placement 1b from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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