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Student Placements

The Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) include two Social Work placements totalling 1,000 hours. These placements are split into Field Education 1 and Field Education 2. Each 500-hour placement is complemented by Field Education seminars. These seminars are designed to facilitate the integration of theory and practice during the students' learning experience. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Field Education 1 may be available on application. Please refer to the Field Education section in the Student Lounge for more information on the application process. 

Placement Opportunities

Agencies and human service organisations, such as Child Protection, Centrelink, schools, family and children's services, community health centres, crisis support and/or accommodation services, hospitals, housing services, mental health services, and large and small government and NGOs will be utilised for the placement. 

In addition to the above placement opportunities, students can undertake a research, community development or policy placement, where they will have the opportunity to undertake a project of some kind.

Any questions about the Social Work Field Education Program can be directed to