179789

Field Work Practice I

A supervised field education placement of a minimum of 480 hours (60 days) in a social service setting negotiated by a Massey University staff member who is fully registered with the Social Workers Registration Board. Each placement will be supervised by a registered social worker.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

179789

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Course planning information

Course notes

Students must successfully complete all the requirements of this course.

Corequisite courses

Complete at the same time

You need to complete the corequisite course or courses listed above at the same time as doing this one.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Describe how they have appropriately practised social work with Māori.
  • 2 Explain how they have worked respectfully and inclusively with people from different cultural and ethnic groups.
  • 3 Describe how they have promoted the principles of human rights and social justice.
  • 4 Identify and describe how they have promoted social change and have promoted empowerment to enable positive change.
  • 5 Explain their understanding and use of social work practice approaches.
  • 6 Describe how they have applied reflective practice to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  • 7 Describe how they have promoted problem-solving in human relationships.
  • 8 Explain how they have represented the social work profession with integrity and professionalism.
  • 9 Describe how they have practised within legal and ethical boundaries of the social work profession.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

SOCIAL WORK THEORIES IN ACTION

Author
NASH, M., MUNFORD, R., O'DONOGHUE, K.
ISBN
9781843102496
Edition
2005

SOCIAL WORK IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND: EXPLORING FIELDS OF PRACTICE

Author
HAY, K., DALE, M. & COOPER, L.
ISBN
9780994130082
Edition
2016
Publisher
Massey University Press

ANZASW CODE OF ETHICS

Author
AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
ISBN
0 908888 015
Edition
2008
Publisher
Christchurch

MAKING THE MOST OF FIELDWORK PLACEMENT

Author
CLEAK, H., AND WILSON, H.
ISBN
9780170417006
Edition
4TH EDITION (2018)
Publisher
THOMSON

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