Introduction to Field Education
Welcome to supervised professional practice in social work at Monash University!
The Department of Social Work at Monash has a well-developed supervised professional practice program servicing students undertaking Social Work degrees. Supervised Professional Practice (SPP) is a structured educational program where students undertake two 14 week supervised professional practice units, one in the first year of study, the
other in the second year of study.
Supervised professional practice is undertaken in a Human Service Organisation under the supervision of a professional and experienced Social Worker.
The purpose of SPP is to enable students to put into practice the social work theory and skills being learnt at university. A number of partnerships have been established by the field education team to offer students exciting learning opportunities in health, education and community services in government and non-government organisations across Australia and internationally.
Supervised professional practice opportunities include-working with individuals, groups and communities, as well as project, social policy and research focused placements.
Professional Practice occurs in two blocks:
|BSW1 and MSWQ2||June to September|
|BSW2 and MSWQ1||September to December|