Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work

 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPARTSWK-04

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for the Bachelor of Arts component of this combined degree is full time or part time according to candidate choice. The attendance pattern for the Bachelor of Social Work component undertaken in years four and five of this combined degree is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
The combined degree program is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Arts. The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell Stream are as specified in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees and Part 6 of these resolutions. candidates who wish to exit the stream should do so through the enrolment system or by contacting the Student Centre.

4 Faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Arts /Bachelor of Social Work combined degree not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions. Where the matter involves components administered by another faculty the Dean may consult at his or her discretion.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work in the combined program are set out in;
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O for the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
Table A for the Bachelor of Social Work.
(e)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate degrees; and
(f)
The enrolment table of units for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work.
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table S, Table O, and Table D mean Table S, Table O, and Table D as specified here.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work, candidates must complete 240 credit points comprising;
(a)
A major (48 credit points) from Table as set out in Section 7 below;
(b)
For students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units from the Open Learning Environment as set out in Table O;
(c)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream;
(i)
a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and
(ii)
a minimum of 12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D.
(d)
For students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study;
(i)
a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.
(e)
A minor (36 credit points) from Table A or Table S;
(f)
6 credit points of elective units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D;
(g)
12 credit points at 1000-level units in Sociology as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Social Work and the enrolment table of units for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work;
(h)
6 credit points at 2000-level in Sociology as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Social Work and the enrolment table of units for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work;
(i)
6 credit points in Social Policy as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Social Work and the enrolment table of units for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work;
(j)
18 credit points at 2000-level in Social Work core units of study as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Social Work and the enrolment table of units for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work;
(k)
96 credit points of core social work units of study prescribed for the Fourth and Fifth Years in Table A for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work.

7 Majors and Minors

(1)
Completion of a major from Table A for the Bachelor of Arts is a requirement for this combined degree.
(2)
Candidates have the option of completing a program with an embedded major from Table A for the Bachelor of Arts of up to 72 credit points.
(3)
Completion of a minor from Table S is a requirement for the combined degree.
(4)
The majors available for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work are as specified in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Art, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
(5)
The minors available for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work as specified in Table S

8 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within a major, program or minor:
(a)
Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass all 1000-level units of study within a major (except a language major), program or minor, before proceeding to 2000- level units within that major, program or minor, or else undertake those 1000- level units concurrently with the 2000-level units. Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass all 2000-level units of study within a major (except a language major), program or minor, before proceeding to 3000-level units or else undertake those 2000- level units concurrently with the 3000-level units.
(b)
Candidates in a language major commence a major at a level commensurate with their previous ability as determined by the Faculty and must complete lower level units before completing the next higher level or else undertake those lower level units concurrently with the next higher level.
(2)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream:
Candidates in the Dalyell Stream may proceed in the Bachelor of Arts according to the resolutions of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and Table D.

9 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates in the Bachelor of Social Work and an area of study in the Bachelor of Arts.
(2)
Honours in an area of study in the Bachelor of Arts is available to meritorious students by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(3)
With the permission of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences a candidate may suspend enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work after completing 144 credit points and the requirements specified in clause 6 (2) (a) – (h) and complete an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and then return to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work to complete the combined degree.
(4)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of) Arts and Bachelor of Social Work and also completing an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major or equivalent shall, if not met while completing requirements specified in clause 6 (2) (a) – (h), be deemed to have been met by completion of the 96 credit points of units of study from Table A for the Bachelor of Social Work specified in clause 6 (2) (i).
(5)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Social Work are set out in these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Bachelor of Social Work. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the Resolutions of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(6)
Honours in the Bachelor of Social Work is available as an embedded component to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in semester two of fourth year and semester two of fifth year in the combined program.

10 Award of the degrees

(1)
The Bachelor of Social Work is awarded in two grades: Pass or Honours.
(2)
The Bachelor of Arts is awarded at pass level. Honours in arts is taken by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(3)
Candidates who attempt the Bachelor of Arts with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degree or combined degree at pass level for which they fulfil requirements.
(4)
The honours degree in the Bachelor of Social Work is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

11 Course transfer

(1)
Candidates may abandon the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Social Work degree, by written application to the faculty, and complete the requirements in accordance with the Resolutions governing that degree at the time of transfer. Candidature for the abandoned degree in the future would require a new application for admission to candidature for that course.
(2)
A candidate who has suspended enrolment in the combined degree to enrol in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete an embedded honours component may abandon the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and return to the combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work.

12 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.