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ZUG3058 - Child and Youth Care Internship

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


South Africa

  • First Semester 2021 (Day)

15 Credits


The student will be placed in an organisation where experience in working with a client can be obtained. The exposure to practice will provide the student with the opportunity to apply theory in practice and to be exposed to the working reality and organisational processes. Compliance to organisational expectations and ethical conduct will be required of the student. A placement coordinator will ensure that sufficient supervision exists.  The experiential learning process will be supported during contact with the university.


  • Summarize the organisational context with regard to procedures and policies.
  • Plan assessment strategies to clearly describe the challenges clients face
  • Design a feasible intervention plan aimed at meeting the needs of clients
  • Engage in organisational processes such as intakes, case conferences and report writing
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team context
  • Participate in supervision sessions with the organisation
  • Demonstrate successful completion of required termination activities


Within semester/Formative assessment: 70%
Examination/Summative assessment: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.