A rotational social work field placement model in regional health
journal contributionposted on 2016-04-01, 00:00 authored by Norah HoskenNorah Hosken, Liana Green, Jody Laughton, Robyn Van Ingen, Fiona Walker, Sevi VassosSevi Vassos, Sophie GoldingaySophie Goldingay
Increases in student numbers and education providers have combined with pressures on the human services sector to create field-placement-shortage stress in many parts of Australia. In this climate some Australian social work programs have sought alternatives to the traditional, labour-intensive, one student/one field educator, single-site model of field placement. The rotation model, as an alternative, has a longer history in America, but is only recently being trialled and evaluated in Australia.