1 x 2-hour lecture once-only
1 x 2-hour seminar fortnightly
4 x 8-hour field placements weekly
1 SOAD3102 - Field Education 1
1a SOAD3102A - Field Education 1
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
SOAD4200 has been successfully completed
Topic description

Building upon the first field education topic, this topic provides students with the opportunity to further integrate classroom learning with professional practice while developing their professional identity, integrity and emerging practice frameworks. Students will be encouraged to develop their capacity to be autonomous and deal with greater complexity in their application of social work knowledge and practice skills. Students will also be supported to advance their understanding of the social work role and of themselves as professionals.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with further experience of social work practice in order to develop their social work knowledge, skills and understanding, and ensure that that they are ready for practice in social work or a related field.:

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the role and purpose of social work
  2. Articulate and apply key social work knowledge and skills in working independently
  3. Engage with and discuss the value base of social work in a practice context
  4. Discuss their social work identity and emerging practice framework
  5. Work autonomously and professionally at a ‘beginning practitioner’ level

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.