Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work

Year

2011

Course Code

12310

Version

9

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Level 1

BA 1 001:03  Time, Truth and the Human Condition

BA1 0 02:03  Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

PL 1 001:03  The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

SY 1 001:03  Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology
or
CY10 01:03 Deviance, Crime and Society

W S 1005:03  Human Rights and Social Issues

WS 1 006:03  Self in Professional Helping

SS 1 103:03  An Introduction to Social Sciences Research Practices

Level 2

WS2 5 10:03  Interpersonal Practice

W S 2511:03  Professional Values and Ethics

W S 2512:03  Organisational Practice

W S 2513:03  Community Work

WS 2 121:03  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice

Level 3

B A 3000:03  Level 3 Core Subject

WS 3 025:03  Group Work

WS3 2 14:03  Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice

W S 3503:09  Field Education 1

WS3 5 15:03  Social Work and Welfare Practice

Level 4

WS4 0 05:03  Social Inquiry Analysis

WS 4 503:03  Social Work and Mental Health

WS4 5 04:09  Field Education 2

WS 4 511:03  Professional Development for Social Work Practice

WS 4 514:03  Theories for Social Work Practice

Options

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1 PY subjects

PY1101:03  Exploring Psychology 1

PY 1 102:03  Exploring Psychology 2

PY 1 105:03  Psychology for Social Welfare Practice (Distance Education)

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

Arts and Social Sciences subjects include the following prefixes:

AN, AR, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS

PLUS

Select a major from the table below

PLUS

PL3 0 02:03  Policy Analysis and Management

or

IA 2 016:03  Australian Indigenous Politics

PLUS

Select any IA level 1, 2 or 3 subject

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified CY, SY or WC subjects

CY 2 001:03 Perspectives on Criminology

CY2 0 02:03 Youth Deviance

S Y 2001:03  New Forms of Work, Organisation and Career

SY2 0 10:03  Sociology of Health and Medicine

SY2 0 18:03  Power and Protest in a Globalising World

SY2 0 22:03  Family, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

WC2 0 01:03  Australian Women’s Studies

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

Majors

Type of major

Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

FACULTY

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Chinese

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Communication and Cinema

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Criminology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

English

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

French Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

French Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

German

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

History

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Italian

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Journalism

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Public Relations

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Writing

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Yes

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .

Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

80 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

The Australian Association of Social Workers does not permit advanced standing to be given for field education undertaken in non-social work programs. However students with significant experience in the field may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Social Work honours is available in-course.

Arts honours is available as additional 24 credit points of study.

Eligibility

Social Work Honours

Candidates may apply after successful completion of 72 credit points at levels 1, 2 and 3.

Candidates must have a gained at least a credit grade in four level 2 or level 3 social work subjects.

Candidates must have obtained at least a distinction grade in at least two level 2 or level 3 social work subjects.

Arts Honours

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.