Course Title: Youth Work 5: Field Education 3 (Working for Industry)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Work 5: Field Education 3 (Working for Industry)

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience, designed for students enrolled in BP322 - Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies. Please note that the industry placement attached to this course is the equivalent of 20 Days. There are pre-requisites required to be fulfilled in order to enrol in this course.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2233

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2233

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (WINT)

Course Coordinator: Mish Colla

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2328

Course Coordinator Email: mish.colla@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 10

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HWSS2232 - Youth Work 4: Field Education 2

Current Working With Children Check & National Police Check


Course Description

This course is the third Youth Work professional placement experience. Whereas in your previous placement, you undertook structured and supervised tasks and projects, this course focuses on your capability to perform the role of a Youth Worker in a supervised setting. This course specifically focuses on the application of skills and knowledge related to advocacy, casework and program management and evaluation, in working with young people. In this placement, you will demonstrate your competence in professional practice to undertake supervised practice in the field (20 Days).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Apply interdisciplinary bodies of theoretical knowledge and practical wisdom and skills to the scholarship of Youth Studies, praxis of Youth Work and orientation to professional human services.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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

  • Apply Youth Work knowledge and skills to a Youth related setting to perform role of Youth Worker under supervision.
  • Demonstrate high level ethical and interpersonal skills in casework, advocacy and/or program interactions when working with young people.
  • Manage case data and interactions appropriately, identifying and communicating relevant information to stakeholders and other agencies.
  • Critically evaluate your efficacy, professionalism and effectiveness in regards to the work you have undertaken, drawing upon the feedback, artefacts and evidence.
  • Evaluate and re-scope the professional learning plan you previously developed to critically reflect upon strengths and challenges for professional practice and engagement.
  • Work as part of a Youth Work team/agency demonstrating an ethical orientation, representation of organisational values and professional presentation.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is situated within a Youth Work or Youth Sector setting, where you will assume the role of Youth Worker under supervision. To support your success in the professional setting, you will attend three face-to-face seminars at the University. One of these will be have an induction and orientation focus. The second seminar will provide an overview of the formal requirements of this placement, including those attached to your assessment and evaluation. The third seminar will provide a forum for debrief and critical reflection. 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 [discipline] students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


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: Case notes. 600 words, 20%, CLO 1, 3

Task 2: Online Journal: Professional log. Equivalent 2000 words, 40%, CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Task 3: Critical reflection and evaluation of Youth Work/Youth Sector placement. 1500 Words, 40% weighting, CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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 which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment