Practice Learning 2A (SCWK5005)


This is the first part of a field education practicum of 80 days. Field Education is a core component in all social work degree programs. The 80 days of second placement comprising SCWK5005 Practice Learning 2A and SCWK5006 Practice Learning 2B and the seminars provide a forum in which to explore issues concerning the theory/practice relationship, the development of advanced social work practice knowledge, skills and values as well as opportunities for support and consultation with other students and Faculty staff.

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Further unit of study information


6x3-hr seminars, eLearning online discussions, 80 days agency based field placement


This unit is jointly assessed with SCWK5006. 1x1500wd learning contract, group presentation, 1x1500wd mid placement report, 1x1000wd final placement report and 80 days placement. All tasks are assessed as pass/fail.

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

SCWK5010 and SCWK5004 and 12 additional credit points

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.