Course and Subject Handbook 2011 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work with Honours

Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work with Honours

Year

2011

Course Code

12309S

Version

8

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Successful completion of 72 credit points at levels 1, 2 and 3 in the Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work pass degree.

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

Additional selection requirements

Candidates must have a gained at least a Credit grade in four level 2 or level 3 social work subjects; and

Must have obtained at least a Distinction grade in at least two level 2 or level 3 social work subjects.

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

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

BA1 0 01:03  Time, Truth and the Human Condition

BA1002:03  Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

PL1 0 01:03  The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

SS1 1 03:03  An Introduction to Social Sciences Research Practices

SY 1 001:03  Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

or

CY1 0 01:03  Deviance, Crime and Society

WS1 0 05:03  Human Rights and Social Issues

WS 1 006:03  Self in Professional Helping

Level 2

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

WS25 1 0:03  Interpersonal Practice

W S 2511:03  Professional Values and Ethics

WS 2 512:03  Organisational Practice

WS25 1 3:03  Community Work

Level 3

BA 3 000:03  Level 3 Core Subject

WS3 0 25:03  Group Work

WS 3 214:03  Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice

WS 3 503:09  Field Education 1

WS3 5 13:03  Research Proposal Seminar

WS 3 515:03  Social Work and Welfare Practice

Level 4

W S 4005:03  Social Inquiry Analysis

WS 4 503:03  Social Work and Mental Health

or

W S 4511:03  Professional Development for Social Work Practice

W S 4504:09  Field Education 2

W S 4514:03  Theories for Social Work Practice

WS4 5 08:03  Social Work Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

WS 4 509:03  Social Work Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

Options

Select 3 credit points specified level 1 PY subjects

PY1 1 01:03  Exploring Psychology 1

PY1 1 02:03  Exploring Psychology 2

PY11 0 5:03  Psychology for Social Welfare Practice (Distance Education)

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

PLUS

Select a major from the table below

PLUS

PL3 0 02:03  Policy Analysis and Management

or

IA2 0 16:03  Australian Indigenous Politics

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified CY or SY or WC level 2 or 3 subjects

CY2 0 01:03  Perspectives on Criminology

CY 2 002:03  Youth Deviance

SY2 0 01:03  New Forms of Work, Organisation and Career

SY 2 010:03  Sociology of Health and Medicine

SY 2 018:03  Power and Protest in a Globalising World

S Y 2019:03  Youth, Identity and Popular Culture

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

WC2 0 01:03  Australian Women’s Studies

PLUS

Select 6 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 AVAILABLE 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.

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