Field Education

Supervised Professional Practice – Field Education

Professional Practice - Field Education
Phone: 03 9904 4668

The Department of Social Work at Monash has a well-developed Supervised Professional Practice program servicing students undertaking the Social Work degree.

Students complete 1000 hours of supervised professional practice during their degree. These are undertaken in human service agencies, and are supervised by agency staff. The purpose of Field Education 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.

Students should ensure that they are able to fit the placements in with their other commitments.

Off-campus students may undertake the placements part time; under special circumstances on-campus students may do the same.

Upon enrolment, students will be required to comply with the mandatory immunisation requirements, police and working with children checks in readiness for clinical placements. Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being unable to complete their course.

For further information visit: Mandatory compliance for details.