CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Core Structure

Number of units: 28 Total credit points: 192

Field placements are compulsory in Years 3 and 4 of the course, available only during specified terms. Field Education 1 (SOWK13009) is offered in Term 1, beginning generally, first week of March and is 13-14 weeks duration (440 hrs). Field Education 2 (SOWK14009) is 16 weeks duration (560 hrs) starting generally in first week of July. 

Both placements occur in an agency approved by the University. All field education experiences must be supervised either on site or externally by a qualified social worker with at least two years graduate experience who is eligible for membership with the AASW. Field education may be organised in international, metropolitan, urban, regional, rural and remote areas. You must complete all units in accordance with pre-requisites,and undertake a successful interview with the Professional Education Manager to determine placement readiness. You must meet the inherent requirements for the course and successfully complete all necessary administrative, screening and legal obligations to undertake placement in organisational settings. Once enrolled in any social work unit you will have direct access to detailed information about all of these requirements at Social Work Central a Moodle on-line space.

Year 1 Term 1

Add elective unit (6 credit points) from across the University. NB selection of this elective unit may determine which advanced level electives can be undertaken in the final year of the course due to prerequisite requirements.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services

Year 1 Term 2


Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services
SOWK11016 Human Services and Statutory Contexts
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface

Year 2 Term 1

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK12008 Theories of Change for Professional Practice I
SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management
SOWK12012 Organisational Practice
SOWK12015 Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Professional Practice

Year 2 Term 2

Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
SOWK12010 Theories of Change for Professional Practice II
SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work
SOWK12014 Ethical Professional Practice

Year 3 Term 1

Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1
SOWK13010 Integrating Theory and Practice 1

Year 3 Term 2

Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK13011 Community Practice
SOWK13012 Professional Practice and Mental Health
SOWK13013 Professional Practice with Children, Youth and Families
SOWK13014 Contemporary Social Policy

Year 4 Term 1

Add two advanced level elective units (6 credit points each) offered by CQUniversity.

Year 4 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK14005 Advanced Direct Practice
SOWK14006 Professional Leadership in Human Services

Year 4 Term 2

Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK14009 Fieldwork Education 2
SOWK14010 Integrating Theory and Practice 2