During placement

Students and field educators (supervisors) are supported by a tutor (liaison). Students complete a workbook to guide them in the integration of theory and practice, and to support them showing competence across the graduate attributes - this is marked by the university tutor. Students attend group supervision, provided by the university, to complement the required individual supervision, which must be provided by a social worker with at least two years fulltime (equivalent) practice experience. Additionally, there are integration sessions at the university to extend and consolidate the students’ learning.

Field educators are offered a week by week guide of the student’s tasks and resources to support them in their role.

There is a mid-placement assessment that is conducted by the tutor, with the student and the field educator, to track the student’s progress, needs and to address any concerns.



Need Help?

Judi Brewster
Subject Coordinator, Supervised Field Placement A
e: judi.brewster@unimelb.edu.au
Jennifer McConachy
Academic Specialist, Field Education
e: Jennifer.McConachy@unimelb.edu.au