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 during specified terms. Field Education 1 (SOWK13009) is 13 weeks duration (440 hrs). Field Education 2 (SOWK14009) is 16 weeks duration (560 hrs). Both placements occur in an agency approved by the University Field Education Coordinators and with supervision by a qualified social worker. Field education may be organised in international, metropolitan, urban, regional, rural and remote areas. Students must complete all units in accordance with pre-requisites,and undertake a successful interview with the Field Education Coordinator to determine placement readiness. Students must meet the inherent requirements for the course and successfully complete all necessary administrative / screening and legal obligations to undertake placement in organisational settings.

Year 1 Term 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services
INDG11013 Introductory Aboriginal & Islander History

Year 1 Term 2

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services
SOWK11016 Human Services and Statutory Contexts

And 1 other unit from across the University providing pre-requisites and co-requisites have been met.

Year 2 Term 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK12008 Theories of Change for Professional Practice I
SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management
SOWK12012 Organisational Practice
SOWK12013 Contemporary Social Policy


Year 2 Term 2

Available units
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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1
SOWK13010 Integrating Theory and Practice 1

Year 3 Term 2

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK13011 Community Practice
SOWK13012 Professional Practice and Mental Health
SOWK13013 Professional Practice with Children, Youth and Families
SOWK14004 Reconciliation in the Workplace and Community

Year 4 Term 1

Students must also complete (2) 6 credit point elective units offered by the University in addition to the compulsory units. Pre-requisite requirements for these units must be complied with.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK14005 Advanced Direct Practice
SOWK14006 Professional Leadership in Human Services

Year 4 Term 2

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK14009 Fieldwork Education 2
SOWK14010 Integrating Theory and Practice 2