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Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Regional Professional Studies
Regional Professional Studies
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Bachelor of Social Work
This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
The Bachelor of Social Work consists of 28 units (480 credit points), comprising 26 x 15 credit point units and 2 x 45 credit point (field placement) units. The first two years of the award will consist of 16 units (240 credit points) which includes one foundation and one cross-disciplinary unit from the Faculty of Regional Professional Studies (FRPS), and 14 specialist social work units. The final two years of the course will consist of one further cross-disciplinary research unit and nine specialist social work units (150 credit points overall) and two social work field placements units (90 credit points) which enable and support the students to undertake 2 x 14 week social work field placements. Students in the Bachelor of Social Work who have acheived a weighted average mark of 70+ in the first five semesters may be invited to undertake honours by transferring to Bachelor of Social Work Honours (K42).
Students may have no more than 10 first year units (150 credit points) in their award.
Students who elect to study in off-campus mode will be required to attend on-campus activities for a minimum of 5 days per semester in order to meet the Accreditation requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Year One - Semester 1
|RPS1100||Communication for the Professions||15|
|SWK1106||Psychology for Social Work||15|
|SWK1110||Introduction to Professional Practice||15|
|SWK1112||Introduction to Social Research||15|
Year One - Semester 2
|RPS1130||Rural, Regional and Remote Community Development||15|
|SWK1102||Philosophy, Knowledge and Ethics||15|
|SWK1103||Culture and Daily Life||15|
|SWK1107||Introduction to Australian Society||15|
Year Two - Semester 1
|SWK2104||Human Behaviour in the Social Environment||15|
|SWK2108||Addictions and Practice||15|
|SWK2111||Aboriginal Histories of the Present||15|
|SWK2116||Gender, Families and Professional Practice||15|
Year Two - Semester 2
|SWK2010||Theory and Practice for Child Protection||15|
|SWK2112||Australian Politics and Policy||15|
|SWK2114||Community Health and Well-being||15|
|SWK2115||Human Rights and Social Justice||15|
Year Three - Semester 1
|RPS3110||Applied Research Methods||15|
|SWK3112||Social Work Theory and Practice 1: Advanced Interpersonal Skills||15|
|SWK3113||Social Work and Mental Health||15|
Year Three - Semester 2
|SWK3116||Field Placement 1||45|
|SWK3121||Social Work Theory and Practice 2: A Focus on Theories||15|
Year Four - Semester 1
|SWK4110||Legal and Ethical Practice||15|
|SWK4111||Social Work Theory and Practice 3: Collective Interventions||15|
|SWK4120||Social Work Project||15|
Year Four - Semester 2
|SWK4116||Field Placement 2||45|
|SWK4121||Social Work Theory and Practice 4: Activism and Social Change||15|