Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 1
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 1
Credit Points: 12.00
365H Global, Urban and Social Studies
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022
Course Coordinator: Margareta Windisch
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3051
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Floor 10
Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses
Successful completion 012087 Casework and advocacy.
Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.
Required Concurrent Study
You should undertake HWSS2220 Social Work Field Education A at the same time as this course as it contains areas of knowledge and skills which are implemented together in practice.
Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.
Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
This course is integral to your first field placement and equips you with the skills and experiences to undertake and analyse your placement experience. In this course you will undertake a number of placement preparation and readiness tasks, and once placement commences you will have an opportunity to critically engage and reflect upon your placement experiences with your peers.
This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes:
You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:
- Apply a body of interdisciplinary knowledge, research, values, ethical judgement and skills in working with and for society’s most vulnerable and marginalised individuals, families, groups and communities
- Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and practical reasoning when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts
- Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness while promoting respectful, ethical and reflective practice
- Apply initiative and ethical judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your current and continuing professional practice
These course learning outcomes and program learning outcomes align with the Australian Association of Social Work’s eight core learning areas.
Course Learning Outcomes:
In conjunction with Social Work Field Education A, upon successful completion of this course you will be able:
- Reflect on your placement experience and identify value dilemmas, role ambiguity, ethical issues, and a variety of practice issues
- Analyse your direct practice through mutual problem-solving, feedback and critical analysis across different organisational settings
- Critically examine your development of a professional social work identity
Overview of Learning Activities
As part of your pre-placement learning and preparation, you will complete readiness tasks, attend and participate in pre-placement briefings and successfully complete a pre-placement interview. Once you have been accepted on placement, the integration seminar will provide you with the opportunity to share your successes, challenges and dilemmas with your peers.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
You will need to complete the following hurdle tasks to be eligible for a placement allocation. This task comprises submitting:
- evidence of a current Police Check
- evidence of a valid Working with Children Check
- an updated CV
- a Personal Planning Form (PPF)
To be eligible for the allocation process, you must complete all of the above pre-placement tasks by the advertised deadlines. These deadlines will be communicated to you via one or more of the following methods: email, manual, newsletter and briefings.
Assessment 1: Critical incident reflection, 50%, 2,000 words, CLO1,CLO2
Assessment 2: Case Study, 50%, 2,000 words, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.