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 1000-level units of study chosen from general electives from within the school, or any units listed under subject areas in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook or Table S

18

Semester Two

Introduction to Sociology 2 (SCLG1002)

6

Three 1000-level units of study chosen from general electives from within the school, or any units listed under subject areas in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook 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 2000- or 3000-level unit of study chosen from any listed under subject areas in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook or in Table S

OR

One 2000- or 3000-level general elective from within the school.

6

One of the following:

6

Semester Two

Indigenous Australians and Social Work (SCWK2009)

6

Two 2000- or 3000-level units of study chosen from general electives from within the school, any units listed under subject areas in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook or Table S

12

One of the following:

6




Year 3 in 2018



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