Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Bachelor of Social Work

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Social Work BSocWk

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) BSocWk(Hons)

Availability

Bachelor of Social Work (1502SW)

On Campus - Dubbo
On Campus - Port Macquarie
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Social Work

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Students will be invited to enter the Honours program on completion of the first three years of the Bachelor of Social Work (full-time equivalent).

Acceptance into the program is subject to the approval of a Social Work Honours Committee. Normally students should have Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher AND have completed the following subjects:

  • HCS204 Research Methods
  • HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1
  • HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2
  • HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1
Bachelor of Social Work

An ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)
OR
Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification undertaken post-secondary schooling.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
OR
Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
Successful completion of the CSU Indigenous Access Program
OR
Successful application via the Schools Recommendation Scheme

AND
Standard English Language Proficiency requirements - refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language  for the specific requirements.


Integrated Bachelor of Social Work

Students may be admitted to the course on the basis of:

Meeting one of the requirements as set above (ATAR of 60 or equivalent) and standard English language requirements*
AND
Concurrent enrolment with an affiliated institution in a course that will lead to completion of a Diploma of Community Services.


Articulated Bachelor of Social Work

Students may also be admitted to the course on the basis of a completed accredited Diploma in the human services discipline, including, but not limited to those listed below:

* Diploma of Community Services
* Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
* Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health)
* Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
* Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling)
* Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health)
* Diploma of Community Services Work
* Diploma of Community Development
* Diploma of Counselling
* Diploma of Disability
* Diploma of Youth Work
OR
Other completed Diploma in the human services discipline, as assessed as appropriate by the Course Director

AND
Standard English Language Proficiency requirements - refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language  for the specific requirements.*


*Please note: While CSU standard English Language Proficiency requirements satisfy the entry criteria for this degree, an academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 7 and with no score below 7 in each of the individual skill areas may be required by the AASW for employment purposes, in accordance with its English Language Policy (https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/139 ).

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
No special arrangements apply.
Bachelor of Social Work

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise specified.

Credit for relevant social welfare-related Diploma studies

Credit to the value of 64 points is granted upon entry to applicants who have successfully completed one of the following Diploma courses (or other human services diploma assessed as appropriate by the Course Director):

* Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
* Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health)
* Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
* Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling)
* Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health)
* Diploma of Community Services Work
* Diploma of Community Development
* Diploma of Counselling
* Diploma of Disability
* Diploma of Youth Work

The 64 points of credit which is granted is made up as follows:

HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
XYZ03C Three (3) unspecified elective subjects (24 points)

Integrated Pathway

Students concurrently enrolled with an affiliated institution in a course leading to completion of a Diploma of Community Services will receive Forward Credit (FCR) to the value of 64 points.

The 64 points which is granted is made up as follows:

HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
XYZ03C Three (3) unspecified elective subjects (24 points)

Evidence of enrolment with the affiliated institution must be provided at the time of application for admission. Forward Credit will be converted to Transfer Credit (TCR) on provision of evidence of completion of the Diploma.

 

Articulated Pathway

Credit to the value of 64 points is granted upon entry to applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma of Community Services (or other human services diploma assessed as appropriate by the Course Director).

The 64 points which is granted is made up as follows:

HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
XYZ03C Three (3) unspecified elective subjects (24 points)

 

Advanced/graduate entry

Up to 128 points of credit may be granted to students who have a 3-year Social Science-related degree or its equivalent, or who have successfully completed two-thirds of such a degree, including completion of at least 16 session-long subjects, with one session-long subject in each of the following areas:

* Developmental psychology (or equivalent)
* Sociology
* Australian Government and politics and/or welfare politics, social policy and social philosophy, or Australian economic and social history
* Research methods

The credit which will apply to those who fully meet this requirement is as follows:

POL01C Social Work Politics Studies
PSY01C Social Work Psychology Studies
SOC01C Social Work Sociology Studies 
SWK02C Social Work Prelim Studies (96 points)
WEL01C Research Methods
Maximum Total: 128 points

If the above requirements are only partially met, a commensurate reduction in credit granted on entry will apply, and the student may need to complete suitable additional subjects, either prior to entry or within the degree itself, with the approval of the Course Director.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 272 points.

Bachelor of Social Work

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of a pass or an honours degree, enrolment in the honours degree is by invitation only.

The pass degree consists of 30 subjects (256 points):

  • 24 core subjects (Foundation, Social Work Theory and Practice, Social Policy/Politics/Economics) , 1 compulsory subject, 2 field work subjects and 3 restricted elective subjects

The honours degree consists 31 subjects (272 points):

  • 30-subject pass degree, and
  • one 16 point Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation)

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS)

CORE SUBJECTS (Foundation, Social Work Theory and Practice, Social Policy/Politics/Economics)

Foundation (7 subjects)

IKC101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
SOC308 Community Analysis

Social Work Theory and Practice (15 subjects)

HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS111 Introduction to Social Welfare
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 - Foundations of Practice
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 - Micro Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 - Mezzo Level Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 - Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers

Social Policy/Politics/Economics (2 subjects)

SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES (Compulsory Foundation, Field Education, Electives)

Compulsory Foundation (1 subject)

PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
OR
PSY216 Psychology of Ageing

Field Education (2 subjects) *

HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points)
AND
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points)
OR
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points) (with prior approval of Course Director).

*There are 1000 hours of field education in this degree, which meets the requirements set by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Electives
Students undertake 3 subjects from the following list:

GER204 Introduction to Ageing
HCS205 Child Abuse and Child Protection
HIP203 Health and Development Throughout the Lifespan
HSS300 Professional Development
JST204 Young People and Crime
LES202 Contemporary Issues in Community Development
PSY214 Health Psychology
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SWK414 International Social Development
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviour
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
WEL228 Disability Issues for Families
WEL229 Introduction to Addiction Studies
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
WEL409 Grief, Loss and Change
WEL418 Case Management
WEL420 Working in Child Protection
WEL425 Addiction - Clinical Practice in Human Services
WEL426 Disaster Recovery: A Human Services Perspective
WEL428 Building Sustainable Communities
WEL430 Critical Analysis of Professional Practice

Suitable elective subjects from other courses may be approved by the Course Director.



BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS)**

** NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.

In order to complete the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), in addition to the above requirements students complete the following subject:

HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16 points)

KEY SUBJECTS

Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course. Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Students must pass the key subjects in their course at no more than two attempts.
The key subjects for the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) from 202030 are:

HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS200 Social Work Theory & Practice1
HCS202 Theory and Practice 2
HCS300 Theory and Practice 3
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points)
HCS400 Theory and Practice 4
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2

Enrolment Pattern

All subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:


SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
Year 1 - Session 2
HCS103 Fields of Practice
SOC102 Social Inequality
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
[ ] Elective 1
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare or PSY216 Psychology of Ageing


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
Year 3 - Session 2
SOC308 Community Analysis
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers


Year 4 - Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
[ ] Elective 2
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
[ ] Elective 3
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
Year 1 - Session 2
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
HCS103 Fields of Practice


Year 2 - Session 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
Year 2 - Session 2
[ ] Elective 1
SOC102 Social Inequality


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 3 - Session 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology or PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities


Year 4 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services\
Year 4 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy


Year 5 - Session 1
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 5 - Session 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)
HCS310 Mental Health Practice

Year 6 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
Year 6 - Session 2
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers


Year 7 - Session 1
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
[ ] Elective 2
Year 7 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
[ ] Elective 3


Year 8 - Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 8 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)
* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:


SESSION 2 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS103 Fields of Practice
IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
Year 2 - Session 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare or PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC102 Social Inequality
[ ] Elective 1
[ ] Elective 2


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 3 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers


Year 4 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 5 - Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
[ ] Elective 3
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 5 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 5 - Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
[ ] Elective 2
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 5 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


SESSION 2 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy


Year 2  Session 1
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
Year 2 - Session 2
[ ] Elective 1
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services


Year 3 - Session 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
Year 3 - Session 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare or PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
HCS103 Fields of Practice


Year 4 - Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 4 - Session 2
SOC102 Social Inequality
[ ] Elective 2


Year 5 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
Year 5 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
SOC308 Community Analysis


Year 6 - Session 1
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
[ ] Elective 3
Year 6 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers


Year 7 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 7 - Session 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice


Year 8 - Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
Year 8 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights


Year 9 - Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 9 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 9 - Session 1
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 9 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only

Students who enter the course with credit from a relevant social welfare related diploma - including the ARTICULATED program, follow the preferred pattern below.

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:


SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS204 Research Methods
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 1 - Session 2
IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare or PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC308 Community Analysis
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 Mezzo level Practice
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 3 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


(Students with credit for relevant social welfare-related diploma studies - including the ARTICULATED program)

SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 1 - Session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
Year 2 - Session 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare or PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC308 Community Analysis


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
Year 3 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice


Year 4 - Session 1
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 4 - Session 2
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 5 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
Year 5 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice


Year 6 - Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 6 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:


(Students with credit for relevant social welfare-related diploma studies - including the ARTICULATED program)

SESSION 2 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
Year 3 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice


Year 4 - Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 4 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 4 - Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 4 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


(Students with credit for relevant social welfare-related diploma studies - including the ARTICULATED program)

SESSION 2 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy


Year 2 - Session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 2 - Session 2
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare or PSY216 Psychology of Ageing


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
Year 3 - Session 2
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers


Year 4 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
SOC308 Community Analysis
Year 4 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice


Year 5 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
Year 5 - Session 2
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers


Year 6 - Session 1
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 6 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 7 - Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 7 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 7 - Session 1
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 7 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Integrated degree full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Integrated degree full-time:


In the integrated degree, students must be concurrently enrolled with an affiliated institution in a course that will lead to completion of a Diploma of Community Services.

Forward Credit will be given for the following subjects (converted to Transfer Credit on completion of Diploma):
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
XYZ03C Three unspecified elective subjects

SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
TAFE Studies (3 CSU subjects equivalent)
Year 1 - Session 2
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
TAFE Studies (2 CSU subjects equivalent)


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
TAFE Studies (2 CSU subjects equivalent)
Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology or PSY216 Psychology of Aging
IKC101 Indigenous Culture, Histories and Realities
TAFE Studies (1 CSU subject equivalent)

[Students may exit at the end of Year 2 with the TAFE-awarded Diploma of Community Services]

Year 3 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 3 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 4 - Session 1
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL427 Transforming Human Services
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
SOC308 Community Analysis
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Advanced / Graduate Entry full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Advanced / Graduate Entry full-time:


Students must have a three-year degree or its equivalent, or have successfully completed two-thirds of a recognised degree with successful completion of at least 16 session-length subjects including:

" Two session-length subjects in developmental psychology (or equivalent)

PLUS

one session-length subject in each of the following areas:

" Sociology
" Australian Government and politics and/or welfare politics, social policy and social philosophy, or Australian economic and social history
" Research methods

PLUS

11 other relevant session-length subjects.

Transfer Credit
POL01C Social Work Politics Studies
PSY01C Social Work Psychology Studies
SOC01C Social Work Sociology Studies
WEL01C Research Methods
SWK02C Social Work Prelim Studies (96 points)
Maximum total credit: 128 points

If a students prior study does not meet the above requirements, additional subjects may need to be studied prior to entering the course, OR (with the Course Directors approval) studied within the course; credit will be adjusted accordingly.

SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 1 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Realities
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 2 - Session 2
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time:


SESSION 1 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 1 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Realities


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 2 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
Year 3 - Session 2
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights


Year 4 - Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 4 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time:


SESSION 2 commencement -

Year 1 - Session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
HCS221 Law for the Human Services


Year 2 - Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1  Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2  Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice


Year 3 - Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3  Mezzo level Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
Year 3 - Session 2
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)


Year 4 - Session 1
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4  Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)


Year 5 - Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
Year 5 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 5  Session 1
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 - Foundations of Practice
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 - Micro Practice
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 - Mezzo Level Practice
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 - Macro Practice and Professional Identity

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

This course is approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates will be eligible for full membership with the AASW.  Graduates are also eligible for membership of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).

Please note: an IELTS of 7.0 is required by the AASW to obtain employment as a social worker in Australia for those coming from overseas and is recommended for international students undertaking accredited degrees.

The course was last accredited in 2015 and is due for re-accreditation in 2020.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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