Bachelor of Social Work

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Candidates must complete 192 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;
- 36 credit points of Junior (level 1000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.

Sociology Units of Study

SCLG1001
Introduction to Sociology 1
6      Semester 1
SCLG1002
Introduction to Sociology 2
6      Semester 2
Summer Late

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 either Social Work core units, or intermediate level Psychology units listed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
- 18 credit points of Senior (level 2000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
Please note, candidates must complete KOCR2600 in semester 1.

Social Work Core Units

KOCR2603
Indigenous Health and Communities
6    C KOCR2100 or KOCR2600
N KOCR2111
Semester 1
SCPL2601
Australian Social Policy
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Sociology
N SCPL3001
Semester 1
SCWK2007
Life-course Perspectives on Development
6    P 48 credit points of units of study
N : SCWK2004


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 1
SCWK2006
Research Skills for Social Work
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 2
SCWK2008
Social Work and Mental Health
6    P 48 credit points of units of study
N : SCWK2005


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 Social Work core units of study, comprising:
SCWK3006
Issue Based Learning Unit 1
8    P 96 credit points including (KOCR2600, SCPL2601, SCWK2006 and one of ((SCWK2004 and SCWK2005) or (12 intermediate credit points from Psychology))
Semester 1
SCWK3007
Issue Based Learning Unit 2
8    P 96 credit points including (KOCR2600, SCPL2601, SCWK2006 and one of ((SCWK2004 and SCWK2005) or (12 intermediate credit points from Psychology))
Semester 1
SCWK3008
Professional Practice
8    P 96 credit points including (KOCR2600, SCPL2601, SCWK2006 and one of ((SCWK2004 and SCWK2005) 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
To qualify for admission to the honours degree a student must have a WAM of at least 70 across the following second and third year units (with the third year weighted double): SCPL2601, KOCR2600, SCWK2004, SCWK2005, SCWK2006, SCWK3005, SCWK3006, 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
Semester 2
SCWK3010
Field Education 1 Honours
18    P SCWK3006, SCWK3007 and SCWK3008
C SCWK3009
N : SCWK3005
Semester 2

YEAR 4

In the fourth 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 SCWK4004 and SCWK4006 in Semester 2.)
SCWK4003
Issue Based Learning Unit 3
   P SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010) and SCWK3006,SCWK3007,SCWK3008


Classes commence Monday 15th February
Intensive March
SCWK4005
Field Education 2A
15    P SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010)
Semester 1b
SCWK4002
Integrative Studies 402
   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)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
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