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Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting

Event Details
Date: 7 March 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Venue: Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 1.5 hours
Organiser: AASW

Administration queries: or phone 9320 1012

LVSWPG enquiries: or phone 0402 984 959

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This meeting is proudly organised by the Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group (LVSWPG).

To provide a space for social workers in the Latrobe Valley to network, strengthen their social work identity and promote the social work profession.

To see more information or get involved visit the LVSWPG web page

Who should attend?

Social workers and social work students who are eligible for AASW membership.


Supporting Students on Placement

Guest speaker

Bruce Hart, Field Education Coordinator, Social Work/Community and Human Services, Federation University Australia

Trent Kooyman, Scholarly Teaching Fellow, Social Work/Community and Human Services, Federation University Australia


Bruce and Trent from Federation University will join us for this professional development opportunity to discuss supervising and supporting students on placement.

This session aims to be relevant to all social workers, including current fieldwork supervisors, potential fieldwork supervisors, current students and recent graduates (who can reflect on their placements). If you are not sure if you would be able to host a student for a placement, please come along to find out more about it!

Topics to be discussed:

  • Rights for students on placement, and where students can go for support (especially when they feel powerless to speak up)
  • What preparation does a potential supervisor need + how to get started and design a new student placement
  • What support and training is available for supervisors from the education provider or elsewhere (e.g. the AASW)
  • What support is available for students from their education provider or elsewhere
  • What key things do supervisors and students need to know to be successful
  • Cultural sensitivity considerations for placements
  • Rural context and support for students who relocate

Bruce is the fieldwork coordinator for the Master of Social Work program and Trent is the fieldwork coordinator for the Bachelor of Community and Human Services at Federation University. Bruce and Trent will talk to us from their experience at Federation University about supportive placements for students + current and future opportunities.

Venue location

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon

Tutorial Room 1, 1st floor, Monash Education Precinct, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon

The Monash Education Precinct is the circular section in light purple on the map -

Parking is available by taking the first entrance into Latrobe Regional Hospital.


Register on the right hand side of this page
No cost to attend.
1.5 CPD hours. Category 2: Skills and Knowledge/Practice Group Discussions
Non-AASW members welcome to attend.

For video conference details please contact convenor at or phone 0402 984 959.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers