RMIT works with community service organisations to provide field education opportunities.
Field education forms a large component of the social work subject, where you'll learn through a work placement and work under the supervision of an experienced practitioner.
In the second semester of the third and fourth years you'll undertake two 70-day placements, usually within human service and community service organisations.
Placement in third year focuses on direct practice with individuals, families and small groups. The fourth year placement involves the integration of theory and macro-level practice.
Placements may be arranged locally and interstate. Overseas opportunities may be available for the final placement.
Field placements may be available in organisations such as:
- ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)
- Department of Human Services
- Foundations for Survivors of Torture
- Oxfam Australia
- Brotherhood of St Laurence
- Department of Education
- Salvation Army Crisis Services
RMIT is a world leader in research into social justice policy and supports a number of research projects and networks that maintain wider links with local and global communities.
The Social and Global Studies Centre undertakes research and promotes public debate on key areas of social change and social policy. The Centre works closely with a range of community organisations, government departments, local governments and the union movement.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.