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CG82 - Associate Degree of Human Services

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Associate Degree of Human Services will provide you with a foundation understanding of the political, social and cultural environment in which people in the human services work. The course will enable you to gain an understanding of psychology, sociology, and history of Aboriginal and Islander people. Skills will be gained in working with people either individually or as part of a family or other group. You will have the opportunity to understand how undertaking research can advance your practical skills and your work demonstrate an understanding of professional practice. This course aims to equip you to work with both Indigenous and non-indigenous people.

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Course Details
Duration No information available at this time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) HS
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements
Not applicable. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and therefore does not require entry requirements.
Security Requirements
Students do not enter this course. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). Security requirements are not required.
Health Requirements
Students do not enter this course. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). Health requirements are not required.
Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and therefore does not require entry requirements.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Proposed: Students are required to attend a minimum of 12 days residential school attendance in the first two years of the CC48 BSW Hons course and this is part of the professional accreditation requirement of 20 days for the degree course. 1st year residential program: SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services (3 days) SOWK 11015 Professional Communication in Human Services (3 days) 2nd year residential program: SOWK 12009 Casework & Case Management (3 days) SOWK 12011 Social Group Work & Family Work (3 days)
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary human services in Australia
  • 2. Employ effective communication skills in a variety of settings
  • 3. Apply knowledge and skills and values for human service practice
  • 4. Discuss the socio-political environment in Australia and its impact on human services
  • 5. Explain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and analyse the impact of this on their use of human services.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

Year 1 Term 1 

Add elective unit (6 credit points) from across the University. 

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology

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
SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work
SOWK12014 Ethical Professional Practice
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK12010 Theories of Change for Professional Practice II
More Details
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