HSSW706 – Integrated Professional Practice

Module code
Module title
Integrated Professional Practice
The aim of this module is to provide the student with an opportunity to participate in a supervised placement experience so as to: - Independently engage in social work practice under the guidance of an experienced practitioner - Demonstrate working within professional standards and - Extend knowledge and understanding of social work processes and professional supervision to work safely in complex practice areas. Students will extend and articulate their own integrated model of practice
  • HS0114
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critique the Fieldwork Placement setting and allied organisations in terms of their structures, major social service focus and primary functions.
2. Critique own experience and utilisation of professional supervision.
3. Demonstrate competence at 'beginning practitioner' level for engaging and working purposefully with individuals, families and/or whaanau and communities within a range of cultural settings.
4. Critically analyse issues related to power dynamics in social work practice.
5. Evaluate and justify personal integrated model of practice.
6. Integrate knowledge and skills (at beginning practitioner level) in recognising and managing professional practice issues.
7. Demonstrate integration of the Social Workers Registration Board Competencies in practice.
- Process of integration of theories, skills and models of practice
- Impact of agency structure and policy on social work practice
- Bi-cultural practice
- Beginning practitioner Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) Competencies
- Reflexive practice
- Collaborative and interprofessional practice
- Professional practice issues and challenges
- Roles and responsibilities within supervision
- Concepts of reflective practice
- Current climate of social work professional locally and internationally, and impact on service delivery
- Understanding of social work role/responsibility in influencing legislation
- Ethics
- 60 day placement
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.
Students must meet all the fieldwork requirements, including complete a minimum of 450 hours of field placement (60-day supervised field placement with a day being not less than 7.5 hours) to be eligible to complete this module.