Field education overview
Field education or work integrated learning (WIL) is a core component of social work education.
You will have the opportunity to extend your professional knowledge by linking theory with real-life experience.
Consistent with AASW requirements, field education units are offered over two years within the Bachelor of Social Work. Generally the two supervised field education placements are 500 hours each, and undertaken in two different fields of practice.
Your student placements are organised and allocated by the social work Field Education Coordinators and overseen by the Academic Leader.
Placements are generally located in and around Melbourne but there may be opportunities for exciting rural or interstate placements.