Social Work (Combined degree)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work

Candidates must complete 240 credit points of units of study comprising:

Year 1

In the first year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of Social Work core units of study
(ii) 12 credit points of 1000-level units of study in a Table A major
(iii) 12 credit points of 1000-level units of study in a Sociology or Social Policy minor*
(iv) 6 credit points of Open Learning Environment (OLE) units of study**
(v) 6 credit points of elective units of study from either Table A or Table S
*If a major in Sociology has been selected a Table S minor can be completed.
**OLE units of study can be taken at any stage throughout the degree.
Social Work Core units of study
SCWK1001
Social Justice Practice
6      Semester 1
SCWK1002
Introduction to Human Services
6      Semester 2

Year 2

In the second year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 6 credit points of 2000 level Sociology or Social Policy core units of study
(ii) 18 credit points at 2000-level in Social Work core units of study
(iii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units of study in a Table A major
(iv) 12 credit points of 2000-level units of study in a Sociology or Social Policy minor*
*If a major in Sociology has been selected a Table S minor can be completed.
Sociology or Social Policy core units of study
SCLG2602
Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P (12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Gender and Cultural Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-legal Studies)
N SCLG2002, SCLG2521
Semester 1
Winter Main
SCPL2601
Australian Social Policy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-legal Studies
N SCPL3001
Semester 1
Social Work core units of study
SCWK2007
Life-course Perspectives on Development
6    P 48 credit points including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12cp of SCLG1U01) or (12cp of 1000 level units in Diversity Studies)
N SCWK2004
Semester 1
SCWK2008
Social Perspectives on Mental Health
6    P 48 credit points including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12cp of SCLG1U01) or (12cp of 1000 level units in Diversity Studies)
N SCWK2005
Semester 2
SCWK2009
Indigenous Australians and Social Work
6    P 48 credit points including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12cp of SCLG1U01) or (12cp of 1000 level units in Diversity Studies).
N KOCR2600


NB: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work and combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work degrees.
Semester 2

Year 3

In the third year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 24 credit points of 2000 or 3000-level units of study in a Table A major
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000 or 3000-level units of study in a Sociology or Social Policy minor*
(iii) 6 credit points of Open Learning Environment (OLE) units of study**
(iv) 6 credit points of elective units of study from either Table A or Table S
*If a major in Sociology has been selected a Table S minor can be completed.
**OLE units of study can be taken at any stage throughout the degree.

Year 4

In the fourth year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of Social Work core units of study, comprising:
Social Work core units of study
SCWK3005
Field Education 1
24    P SCWK3006 and SCWK3007 and SCWK3008
N SCWK3010
Semester 2
SCWK3006
Issue Based Learning Unit 1
8    P 96 credit points including (KOCR2600 or KOCR2603 or SCWK2009) and SCPL2601 and (SCWK2006 or SCLG2602) and ((two of SCWK2004 or SCWK2005 or SCWK2007 or SCWK2008) or (12 intermediate credit points from Psychology)) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies
Semester 1
SCWK3007
Issue Based Learning Unit 2
8    P 96 credit points including (KOCR2600 or KOCR2603 or SCWK2009) and SCPL2601 and (SCWK2006 or SCLG2602) and ((two of SCWK2004 or SCWK2005 or SCWK2007 or SCWK2008) or (12 intermediate credit points from Psychology)) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies
Semester 1
SCWK3008
Professional Practice
8    P 96 credit points including (KOCR2600 or KOCR2603 or SCWK2009), and SCPL2601 and (SCWK2006 or SCLG2602) and ((two of SCWK2004 or SCWK2005 or SCWK2007 or SCWK2008) or (12 intermediate credit points from Psychology))
Semester 1

Honours Pathway

Admission to Honours in Social Work
To qualify for admission to the honours degree in Social Work, a student must have a WAM of at least 70 across the following second and fourth year units (with the fourth year weighted double): SCPL2601, SCLG2602, SCWK2007 (or equivalent), SCWK2008 (or equivalent), SCWK2009 (or equivalent KOCR unit), SCWK3006, SCWK3007, SCWK3008.
Candidates who are eligible for Honours must complete the 24 credit points of units of study listed below instead of SCWK3005 Field Education 1.
SCWK3009
Social Work Preliminary Honours
6    P SCWK3006 and SCWK3007 and SCWK3008
C SCWK3010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
SCWK3010
Field Education 1 Honours
18    P SCWK3006 and SCWK3007 and SCWK3008
C SCWK3009
N SCWK3005

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Year 5

In the fifth year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of Social Work core units of study, comprising the following:
(Please note: Candidates must enrol in SCWK4003 and SCWK4005 in Semester 1 and SCWK4002, SCWK4004 and SCWK4006 in Semester 2. Candidates must successfully complete all assessments in SCWK4003 before proceeding with SCWK4005. Students must also successfully complete all assessments for SCWK4004 before continuing with SCWK4002.)
Social Work core units of study
SCWK4002
Integrative Studies 402
6    P SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
C SCWK4004 and (SCWK4006 OR SCWK4007)
Intensive October
SCWK4003
Issue Based Learning Unit 3
9    P SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010) and SCWK3006 and SCWK3007 and SCWK3008


Classes commence Monday 11th February. Students need to have passed all requirements for SCWK4003 Issue-Based Learning Unit 3 before proceeding with SCWK4005 Field Education 2A
Intensive February
SCWK4004
Issue Based Learning Unit 4
9    P SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
C SCWK4002 and (SCWK4006 or SCWK4007)
Semester 2a
SCWK4005
Field Education 2A
15    P SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010)
Semester 1b
SCWK4006
Field Education 2B
9    P SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
C SCWK4004 and SCWK4002
Semester 2a

Honours Pathway

Continuing Honours candidates must complete the 9 credit points of units of study listed below instead of SCWK4006 Field Education 2B.
SCWK4007
Field Education 2B Honours
3    P SCWK3009 and SCWK3010 and SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
C SCWK4004 and SCWK4002
N SCWK4006
Semester 2a
SCWK4008
Social Work Research Dissertation
6    P SCWK3009 and SCWK3010 and SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
C SCWK4004 and SCWK4002
N SCWK4006
Semester 2