Field Education 1 Honours (SCWK3010)


This unit includes a compulsory, full time field education practicum of 60 days as well as class based learning. In negotiation with their field educators, students produce a learning plan that sets out what they expect to learn, how this learning will happen and how they will monitor and evaluate their learning . In addition, students attend fortnightly placement classes and peer support and accountability groups. These provide a forum in which to explore issues concerning the integration of practice and theory, approaches to investigating one's practice, as well as opportunities for support and consultation with other students and Social Work staff. Written assignments and oral presentations allow students to demonstrate their placement learning.

Further unit of study information


1x6-hr pre-placement seminar, 6x2-hr fortnightly tutorials, 60 day practicum


seminar presentation (pass/fail) and 1500 wd learning plan (pass/fail) and 1500 wd mid placement report (pass/fail) and 1000 wd end of placement report (pass/fail) and 60 days agency based practice (pass/fail)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


SCWK3006, SCWK3007 and SCWK3008





Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.