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:
- 12 credit points of Junior Units in Sociology;
- 12 credit points of Junior units in a Table A major
- 12 credit points of Junior units from Table A
- 12 credit points of Junior units from Table A or B

Sociology Units of Study

SCLG1001
Introduction to Sociology 1
6      Semester 1
Summer Main
SCLG1002
Introduction to Sociology 2
6      Intensive July
Semester 2
Summer Main

Year 2

In the second year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
- 30 credit points of Social Work Core units of study, including 12 credit points of Social Work core units
- 18 credit points of Intermediate (level 2000) units of study, from a Table A Major.
Please note that candidates who have, as of Sem 1 2017, not completed KOCR2600 or KOCR2603, must enrol in SCWK2009 as a core unit.

Social Work Core units

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
SCWK2007
Life-course Perspectives on Development
6    P 48 credit points including SCLG1001 and SCLG1002 or 12cp of 1000 level units in Diversity Studies
N SCWK2004
Semester 1
SCWK2009
Indigenous Australians and Social Work
6    P 48 Junior CP, including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12 cp of SCLG1U01)
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
SCLG2602
Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods

This unit of study is not available in 2019

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
SCWK2008
Social Perspectives on Mental Health
6    P 48 credit points at 1000 level including 12 credit points in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Diversity Studies
N SCWK2005
Semester 2

Year 3

In the third year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
- 18 credit points of Intermediate (level 2000) or Senior (level 3000) units of study, pertaining to a Table A Major.
- 12 credit points of Intermediate (level 2000) or Senior (level 3000) units of study from Table A.
- 18 credit points of Intermediate (level 2000) or Senior (level 3000) units of study from Table A or B
Please note: all majors will require the completion of at least one senior (level 3000) unit of study. Students must consult the unit of study table for the chosen major for further details.

Year 4

In the fourth year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of Social Work core units of study, comprising:
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
SCWK3005
Field Education 1
24    P SCWK3006, SCWK3007, SCWK3008
N SCWK3010
Semester 2

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, SCWK3007 and SCWK3008
C SCWK3010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
SCWK3010
Field Education 1 Honours
18    P SCWK3006, 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.)
SCWK4003
Issue Based Learning Unit 3
9    P SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010) and SCWK3006,SCWK3007,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
SCWK4005
Field Education 2A
15    P SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010)
Semester 1b
SCWK4002
Integrative Studies 402
6    P SCWK4003; SCWK4005
C SCWK4004 and (SCWK4006 OR SCWK4007)
Intensive October
SCWK4004
Issue Based Learning Unit 4
9    P SCWK4003; SCWK4005
C SCWK4002 and (SCWK4006 or SCWK4007)
Semester 2a
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