Social Work Course Structure

The Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) at the University of Sydney prepares graduates for professional practise as social workers. The BSW is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and the qualification is widely accepted overseas. The BSW has a '2x2’ course structure, that is, two years' study in Arts plus two years' of professional studies in social work and social policy.

Students who have questions about their own degree programs should make an enquiry to the Student Centre. Students who have accreditation issues should visit the Office of Professional Engagement and Program Support, Room 307, level 3 of the Education Building.

Full descriptions of units of study can be found in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook entry for BSW students.

Course structure information for specific years is available by expanding the headings below.


Year 1 in 2018

Unit of studyCredit points

Semester One

Introduction to Sociology 1 (SCLG1001)

6

Three junior (1000-level) units of study from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table S

18

Semester Two

Introduction to Sociology 2 (SCLG1002)

6

Three junior (1000-level) units of study from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table S

18




Year 2 in 2018

Unit of studyCredit points

Semester One

Research Skills for Social Change (SCWK2006)

6

Australian Social Policy (SCPL2601)

6

One intermediate or senior (2000/3000-level) unit of study from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table S

6

One of the following:

6

Semester Two

Indigenous Australians and Social Work (SCWK2009)

6

Two intermediate or senior (2000/3000-level) unit of study from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table S

12

One of the following:

6





Year 4 in 2018

Unit of studyCredit points

Semester One

Issue Based Learning Unit 3 (SCWK4003)

9

Field Education 2A (SCWK4005)

15

Semester Two

Integrative Studies 402 (SCWK4002)

6

Issue Based Learning Unit 4 (SCWK4004)

9

Field Education 2B (SCWK4006)

OR both of the following units (for continuing honours students only):

Field Education 2B Honours (SCWK4007) (3 credit points)
Social Work Research Dissertation (SCWK4008) (6 credit points)

9