Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work with Honours

Course Code

12310

Version

10

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 level 7) 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 (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Post admission
requirements

Honours:

A candidate admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work at this university may be invited by the Head of the School to undertake the Honours degree if that candidate has

  • obtained a minimum of 72 credit points by successful completion of the level 1, 2 and 3 subjects prescribed in Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work

  • obtained a minimum of a Credit grade in four level 2 or level 3 social work subjects

  • obtained a minimum of a Distinction grade in at least two level 2 or level 3 social work subjects

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

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

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 level 7).

Course Structure

Level 1

BA1001:03  Time, Truth and the Human Condition

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

PL1001:03  The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

SY1001:03  Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology or CY1001:03 Deviance, Crime and Society

WS1005:03  Human Rights and Social Issues

WS1006:03  Self in Professional Helping

SS1103:03  An Introduction to Social Sciences Research Practices

Level 2

WS2121:03  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice

WS2510:03  Interpersonal Practice

WS2511:03  Professional Values and Ethics

WS2512:03  Organisational Practice

WS2513:03  Community Work

Level 3

BA3000:03  Arts Edge

PL3002:03  Policy Analysis and Management or IA2016:03  Australian Indigenous Politics

WS3025:03  Group Work

WS3214:03  Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice

WS3503:09  Field Education 1

WS3515:03  Social Work and Welfare Practice

Level 4

WS4005:03  Social Inquiry Analysis

WS4504:09  Field Education 2

WS4514:03  Theories for Social Work Practice

Options

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1 PY subjects

PY1101:03  Exploring Psychology 1

PY1102:03  Exploring Psychology 2

PY1105:03  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

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

CY2001:03 Perspectives on Criminology

CY2002:03 Youth Deviance

SY2001:03 New Forms of Work, Organisation and Career

SY2010:03 Sociology of Health and Medicine

SY2018:03 Power and Protest in a Globalising World

SY2019:03 Youth, Identity and Popular Culture

SY2022:03 Family, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

WC2001:03 Australian Women’s Studies

PLUS

Standard Program (Pass Degree)

Honours Program (Honours Degree)

WS4503:03  Social Work and Mental Health

WS4511:03  Professional Development for Social Work Practice

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any level 1, 2 or 3 IA subject

PLUS

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

WS4503:03  Social Work and Mental Health or WS4511:03  Professional Development for Social Work Practice

WS3513:03  Research Proposal Seminar

WS4508:03  Social Work Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

WS4509:03  Social Work Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

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

Not offered in 2012

Criminology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

English

Cairns

Townsville

External study

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

Indigenous Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

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

Media and Writing

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Screen Studies

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External study

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Mackay

 

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)

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

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

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 20 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

Honours award

Students who have successfully completed the honours program shall be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work with Honours

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

Honours is available in either or both disciplines.

Social Work honours is available within the BA-BSW course (see Eligibility section below for details).

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

Eligibility

Social Work Honours

Candidates must have:

  • obtained a minimum of 72 credit points by successful completion of the level 1, 2 and 3 subjects prescribed in Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Social Work

  • obtained a minimum of a Credit grade in four level 2 or level 3 social work subjects

  • obtained a minimum of 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.