There are two types of fieldwork placements: a concurrent
placement and a block placement. For the block placement,
students do no classroom work during summer and spend 40
hours per week for 8 weeks in agencies. For the concurrent
placement, students work as interns for 12 hours a week for
a period of 16 weeks, constituting not less than 200 hours.
In total, the minimum hours of fieldwork are around 520.
According to the requirement of the Social Work Act, social
workers who provide on-site supervision at the practicum
site must have a social work background with at least three
years practical experience. Furthermore, faculty members at
universities who oversee the students’ experience in
practicum, visit students at the placement sites and award
the students’ grades.