Field education overview
Work integrated learning or field education is a core component of social work education.
You will have the opportunity to extend your professional knowledge by linking theory with the real-life practice experience.
As part of this you will undertake at least two supervised field education placements in different fields of practice.
Consistent with AASW requirements, field education units are offered over two years within the Bachelor of Social Work course at VU.
Your student placements are organised and allocated by the Social Work Field Education Coordinator and overseen by the Academic Leader, Field Education.
As a student you'll be allocated placements in a variety of social work and related agencies. Placements are generally in and around Melbourne but there may be opportunities for exciting interstate or overseas placements.