Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Field Education Integrated Learning 1 is the beginning step in your field education courses during your remaining study in  BSW (Hons) / BSW Hons/Psychology degree.  


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Assoc professor Ronnie Egan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1105

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 10

Course Coordinator Availability: appointments to be arranged by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Casework and advocacy (HWSS1135) is a pre-requisite to this course

Field Education Integrated Learning 1 is a co requisite course alongside Social Work Field Education A.

Course Description

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

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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


You will be assessed on your development of the following  program learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of interdisciplinary knowledge, values and skills in working with and for society’s most vulnerable and marginalised individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on issues of social disadvantage, marginalisation and oppression in both local and international contexts, and proactively work to promote social justice and human rights
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and practical reasoning when identifying and addressing problems in diverse contexts within the discipline of social work
  • Apply initiative and ethical judgment in planning, seeking solutions 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 seven core learning areas.

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 additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems via myRMIT Studies. Additional sources, links and postings of relevant material will be made available online.




Overview of Assessment




Assessment will include:

You will need to complete the following hurdle tasks to be eligible for a placement allocation. This tasks comprise 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 Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessment one

Critical reflection and discussions at Integrative Seminars

2,000 50%

Assessment two

Case Study

2,000 words 50%

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca