Course Title: Youth Work 4: Field Education 2 (Working with Industry)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Work 4: Field Education 2 (Working with Industry)

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course. This means that there is an expectation that you will complete 30 full supervised days of field education placement in an industry setting. You are not able to undertake a placement without meeting all requirements and having an active Work Integrated Learning (WIL) agreement in place.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2232

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

HWSS2232

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 2 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2232

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Ronnie Egan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1105

Course Coordinator Email: ronnie.egan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 10

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses 

Successful completion of:

  • HWSS2229 - Youth Work 1: An Introduction to the Field
  • HWSS2230 - Youth Work 2: Field Education 1 (Engaging in Industry)
  • HWSS2228 - The Ethics of Being Professional

AND

  • Current Working With Children Check & Police Check
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. 

 


Course Description

This course is a Youth Work professional placement experience. It 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.

The course focuses on your emerging identity and capability as a Youth Work professional, assessed through your developing skills and knowledge applied in a Youth related setting. In this course, you will draw upon previous studies regarding professionalism and professional practice to undertake supervised practice in the field.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Engage responsibly and ethically in professional relationships, whilst attending to the wide range of complex issues regarding young people and other key stakeholders, in the execution of your duty of care.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect upon the factors, agencies and influences that shape the life-worlds, experiences and aspirations of young people to consider enabling models of practice and interventions.
  • Design and conduct professional and scholarly research projects relating to Youth Work, Youth Studies and the contexts of young people thoughtfully, ethically, respectfully and inclusively.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally using a range of appropriate modalities and genres suitable to broad stakeholders across the Youth Sector, including young people, statutory agencies, families, government and other professionals.


Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Undertake a skills and knowledge analysis and evaluation of your professional and personal attributes, in light of your immersion in the Youth Work setting.
  2. Lead a supervised project and or initiative within a Youth Setting.
  3. Evaluate your efficacy, professionalism and effectiveness in regards to the work you have undertaken, drawing upon the feedback, artefacts and evidence drawn from the experience.
  4. Establish a professional learning plan to address strengths and challenges identified through your skills and knowledge, personal and professional attributes analysis.
  5. Work as part of an industry setting team demonstrating an ethical orientation, representation of organisational values and professional presentation.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is predominantly situated within a Youth Work or Youth Sector setting, where you will undertake structured and supervised duties. You will attend six online seminars. One of these will have an induction and orientation focus.  You will be provided an overview of the formal requirements of this placement, including those attached to your assessments. You will be provided with a seminar for debriefing and critical reflection of your placement experiences. Throughout your placement, you will have access to online learning modules, an industry supervisor and point of contact at the University. 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. This includes resources such as weekly readings, assessment supports, requirements for workshop and seminar participation and notes from classes. 

The University Library has extensive resources for Youth Work students. 

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.

Assessment may include:

Task 1: Principles of group work with youth. 600 words, 20%, CLO 4, 5

Task 2: Journal: Self-care focus. Equivalent 2000 words, 40%, CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Task 3: Organisational Investigation. 2000 words, 40%, CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

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 manager 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.