1 x 2-hour lecture once-only
1 x 2-hour seminar fortnightly
4 x 8-hour field placements weekly
1 1 of SOAD2014, SOAD1013
2 1 of DSRS1202, SOAD2002
3 SOAD2011 - Practicing Social Work
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
SOAD3100B has been successfully completed
Topic description

Field education enables students to integrate classroom learning with professional practice so that students notice and refine their ways of thinking, doing and being. This topic provides students with the opportunity to observe social work in action and apply social work knowledge and practice skills. Students will be supported to make sense of what it means to be a social worker by developing their professional identity, integrity and practice frameworks.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Integrate students’ classroom learning with professional practice
  • Develop students’ knowledge and skills in working with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities
  • Develop students’ professional identity, integrity and practice frameworks
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate beginning level capabilities in social work practice
  2. Articulate and apply social work theories, knowledge, skills and values in the practice setting
  3. Critically reflect on your own learning and developing practice
  4. Engage individuals, groups and communities in purposeful, constructive and respectful relationships
  5. Communicate clearly and appropriately for a range of purposes and audiences
  6. Evaluate the organisational, legal, social and political contexts of policy and practice

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.