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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
UnitDescription Points
RPS1100Communication for the Professions 15
SWK1106Psychology for Social Work 15
SWK1110Introduction to Professional Practice 15
SWK1112Introduction to Social Research 15

Year One - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
RPS1130Rural, Regional and Remote Community Development 15
SWK1102Philosophy, Knowledge and Ethics 15
SWK1103Culture and Daily Life 15
SWK1107Introduction to Australian Society 15

Year Two - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
SWK2104Human Behaviour in the Social Environment 15
SWK2108Addictions and Practice 15
SWK2111Aboriginal Histories of the Present 15
SWK2116Gender, Families and Professional Practice 15

Year Two - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SWK2010Theory and Practice for Child Protection 15
SWK2112Australian Politics and Policy 15
SWK2114Community Health and Well-being 15
SWK2115Human Rights and Social Justice 15

Year Three - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
RPS3110Applied Research Methods 15
SWK3110Organisational Contexts 15
SWK3112Social Work Theory and Practice 1: Advanced Interpersonal Skills 15
SWK3113Social Work and Mental Health 15

Year Three - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SWK3116Field Placement 1 45
SWK3121Social Work Theory and Practice 2: A Focus on Theories 15

Year Four - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
SWK4106Social Policy 15
SWK4110Legal and Ethical Practice 15
SWK4111Social Work Theory and Practice 3: Collective Interventions 15
SWK4120Social Work Project 15

Year Four - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SWK4116Field Placement 2 45
SWK4121Social Work Theory and Practice 4: Activism and Social Change 15

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