The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) requires the Programme to provide a minimum of 800 hours of practicum and an additional 100 hours of teaching and learning activities related to practicum. The course SS6291 Fieldwork I is designed to partially fulfil the requirements set by the SWRB, i.e. 400 hours of fieldwork practice.
The course SS6291 is designed for both full-time and part-time students. For full-time students of cohort 2015 and thereafter, they may take a concurrent practicum lasting 17 working weeks with three days per week. For part-time students of all cohorts, they may take a concurrent practicum with 25 working weeks and two days per week. Part-time students who work in a social service setting are allowed to take one of their practicum (either SS6291 or SS6292) in their employment agency.
The SS6291A is designed only for full-time students before the cohort 2015. These students may take a block practicum with 10 working weeks and five days per week for their practicum. The course is also offered for exchange students who take their block placement in Hong Kong.