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
Summer Early
SCLG1002
Introduction to Sociology 2
6      Semester 2

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 Psychology for Social Work 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

KOCR2600
Indigenous Australia: An Introduction
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N KOCR2100
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCPL2601
Australian Social Policy
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Sociology
N SCPL3001
Semester 1
SCWK2004
Psychology for Social Work 201
6    P 48 credit points


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
SCWK2005
Psychology for Social Work 202
6    P 48 credit points


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
SCWK2006
Research Skills for Social Work
6    P 48 credit points
N SCLG2602
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 to include SCPL2601; KOCR2600; SCLG2602 or SCWK2006; Either SCWK2004 and SCWK2005 or 12 intermediate Psychology credit points.
C SCWK3007, SCWK3008
Semester 1
SCWK3007
Issue Based Learning Unit 2
8    P 96 Credit points to include SCPL2601; KOCR2600; SCLG2602 or SCWK2006; Either SCWK2004 and SCWK2005 or 12 intermediate Psychology credit points.
C SCWK3006, SCWK3008
Semester 1
SCWK3008
Professional Practice
8    P 96 Credit points to include SCPL2601; KOCR2600; SCLG2602 or SCWK2006; Either SCWK2004 and SCWK2005 or 12 intermediate Psychology credit points.
C SCWK3006, SCWK3007
Semester 1
SCWK3005
Field Education 1
24    P SCWK3006, SCWK3007, SCWK3008
N SCWK3009, 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
N SCWK3005

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 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
9    P SCWK3005 or (SCWK3010 and SCWK3009); SCWK3006; SCWK3007; SCWK3008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
Classes commence Monday 17th February
Semester 1a
Semester 2
SCWK4005
Field Education 2A
15    C SCWK4003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2

Semester 1b
Semester 2
SCWK4002
Integrative Studies 402
6    P SCWK4003; SCWK4005
C SCWK4004, SCWK4006 or SCWK4007
Semester 2b
SCWK4004
Issue Based Learning Unit 4
9    P SCWK4003; SCWK4005
C SCWK4006

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2a
SCWK4006
Field Education 2B
9    P SCWK4005
N SCWK4007, SCWK4008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
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. SCWK3010, SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
C SCWK4002 and SCWK4004
N SCWK4006

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
SCWK4008
Social Work Research Dissertation
6    P SCWK3009, SCWK3010, SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
C SCWK4002, SCWK4004 and SCWK4007
N SCWK4006

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2