Field Placement 2b

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

This online Open Universities Australia and Griffith University unit enables you to put the theoretical knowledge you will have gained throughout your social work studies into practice. Field Placement 2b will also enable you to build on the experience you will have gained in your previous placement.

You will become competent in practising a range of skills, and will develop practical knowledge, and appropriate professional perspectives during the unit. You will familiarise yourself with ethical concepts in practice, with particular emphasis on the applications of the AASW Code of Ethics. Familiarity with policies and legislation regarding social work will also be developed.

Throughout Field Placement 2b you will be encouraged to reflect on your learning, and to self-evaluate in order to ensure that you are making appropriate progress. This is particularly important with regard to leadership development, as you will be expected to demonstrate leadership skills during your placement.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have completed Foundations of Social Work Practice

AND

  • Have been accepted to study the Master of Social Work

Areas of study

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this social work unit 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 unit offers you the opportunity to put your university-based theoretical learning into use in practical situations, and is ideally suited to students who intend to pursue careers within social work. Having completed this unit will enable you to demonstrate to potential employers that you have the skills, professionalism and experience needed to be succeed as a social work practitioner.

During this unit it is likely that your communication and intervention skills will be challenged and developed, and you will be expected to reflect on your skills and personal values. You will develop self-evaluation skills, and will become capable of identifying and making progress in areas in which improvement is needed.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Field Placement 2b 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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