Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2219

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 052715 SW Field Education A and 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 HWSS2221 SW Field Education B 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

In this course you will be prepared for beginning professional practice. It builds on the learning of Field Education 1 and provides opportunity to develop enhanced beginning practice skills. Placements may focus on community organisation, program development, policy development and/or research and may include a component of direct practice work. You will analyse the practice setting by drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, in particular those concerning power and exclusion, and develop appropriate responses to practice issues you identify while on placement.

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. 

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and practical reasoning when identifying and addressing problems in diverse contexts within the discipline of social work 
  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to stakeholders within and external to the social work discipline 
  • 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, 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 eight core learning areas. 


In conjunction with Field Education 2 upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate graduate social work capability as documented in your placement learning and assessment report 
  2. Articulate and critically reflect upon your professional learning and development with reference to social work theories, practice approaches and research 
  3. Apply contextually relevant ethics and standards for social work practice in accordance with the AASW Code of Ethics and Practice Standards in all areas of engagement 
  4. Identify and critically appraise the organisational, legal and political contexts of human services policy and practices 


Overview of Learning Activities

As this course is integrated with your final field education placement you will be required to actively participate in the Integrated Learning seminars.

The Integrated Learning Seminars provide a space to critically reflect upon your placement experiences with your peers and build on the integration of theory and practice learnt during Field Integrated Learning 1. You will also get the opportunity to discuss career opportunities and professional development for new graduates.


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 reflection on a contemporary issue, 50% 2,000 words, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment 2: Capstone Reflection, 50% 2,000 words, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

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.