Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Field Education Integrated Learning 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Final year field education comprises two courses, both of which you need to enrol in as co-requisites for  the semester in which  you are planning to undertake your final placement.  These courses comprise

Field Education Integrated Learning 2 , HWSS 2219 and

Social Work Field Education B, HWSS 2221


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

Pre-requisites:  HWSS2218 Field Education Integrated Learning, HWSS2220  Social Work Field Education A,  and HWSS1139 Community Work.    

Co-requisite: HWSS2221 Social work field education B

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.

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

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

  • Demonstrate graduate social work capability as documented in your placement learning and assessment report
  • Articulate and critically reflect upon your professional learning and development with reference to social work theories, practice approaches and research
  • 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
  • Identify and critically appraise the organisational, legal and political contexts of human services policy and practices



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 seven core learning areas.

Overview of Learning Activities

As this course is integrated with your final field education placement you will be required to participate in the integrative seminar. During this session you will have an opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences and learn from the knowledge and experiences of your peers. The second part of this seminar has guest speakers regarding career opportunities and  professional development for new graduates. 

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 Issue

2,000 words – 50%

Assessment two

Capstone Reflection

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.


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