Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2218

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

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: margareta.windisch@rmit.edu.au

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.   


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.

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 Tasks

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.