Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Social Work with Honours – Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Bachelor of Social Work with Honours – Bachelor of Laws with Honours


Course Code





Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course Pre-requisites

Entry to the honours program in law is restricted to students with an overall GPA of 5 and above and is only by invitation.

Entry to the social work honours program requires the successful completion of 72 credit points at levels 1, 2 and 3 in the pass degree; and

at least a credit grade in four level 2 or level 3 social work subjects; and

at least a distinction grade in at least two level 2 or level 3 social work subjects.

English Language Requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

150 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

LA1101:03  Legal Institutions and Processes

LA1102:03  Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

LA1103:03  Law, Society and Change

LA1104:03  Legal Concepts

LA1105:03  Contract Law 1

LA1106:03  Contract Law 2

SY1001:03  Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

WS1005:03  Human Rights and Social Issues

WS1006:03  Self in Professional Helping


PY1101:03  Exploring Psychology 1


PY1102:03  Exploring Psychology 2


PY1105:03  Psychology for Social Welfare Practice (Distance Education)

Level 2

IA2016:03  Australian Indigenous Politics

LA2015:03  Land Law 1

LA2016:03  Land Law 2

LA2017:03  Principles of Criminal Law A

LA2018:03  Principles of Criminal Law B

LA2019:03  Torts A – Specific Torts

LA2020:03  Torts B – Negligence

WS2510:03  Interpersonal Practice

WS2511:03  Professional Values and Ethics

WS2512:03  Organisational Practice

WS2513:03  Community Work


SY2005:03  Qualitative Research


SY2012:03  Social Survey Design and Analysis


WS2007:03  Researching Social Issues

Level 3

LA3004:03  Evidence

LA3006:03  Administrative Law

LA3011:03  Commercial and Personal Property Law

LA3013:03  Principles of Equity

LA3014:03  Law of Trusts

LA3105:03  Constitutional Law

LA3106:03   Company and Partnership Law

WS3025:03  Group Work

WS3214:03  Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice

WS3503:09  Field Education 1

WS3513:03  Research Proposal Seminar

WS3515:03  Social Work and Welfare Practice

Level 4

LA4032:03  Family Law

WS4005:03  Social Inquiry Analysis

WS4503:03  Social Work and Mental Health

WS4504:09  Field Education 2

WS4508:03  Social Work Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

WS4509:03  Social Work Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

WS4511:03  Professional Development for Social Work Practice

WS4514:03  Theories for Social Work Practice


Select 6 credit points of specified LA level 4 subjects

LA4005:03  Jurisprudence

LA4006:03  Conflicts of Law

LA4007:03  Succession

LA4010:03  Advanced Criminal Law

LA4011:03  Environmental Law

LA4012:03  Public International Law

LA4013:03  Law of Corporate Investigations

LA4014:03  Clinical Legal Studies (Townsville)

LA4019:03  Conveyancing and Drafting

LA4020:03  Industrial Relations Law

LA4021:03  Competition Mooting

LA4022:03  Civil Procedure

LA4023:03  Taxation Law

LA4024:03  Advanced Taxation Law

LA4025:03  Marine and Coastal Management Law

LA4026:03  Research Dissertation A

LA4027:03  Human Rights Law

LA4028:03  Law of the Sea

LA4029:03  Comparative Law

LA4030:03  Mining Law

LA4031:03  Medical Jurisprudence

LA4032:03  Family Law

LA4033:03  Advanced Commercial Law

LA4034:03  Alternative Dispute Resolution

LA4035:03  Native Title Law and Policy

LA4036:03  Indigenous People and Law in Australia

LA4037:03  Bankruptcy and Insolvency

LA4038:03  Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting

LA4039:03  Advocacy and Criminal Sentencing

LA4040:03  Law in Greater China

LA4042:03  Maritime Law

LA4047:03  Research Dissertation B Part 1 of 2

LA4048:03  Research Dissertation B Part 2 of 2


Select either 6 credit point dissertation (60009-DISSRT-1) or 3 credit point dissertation (60009-DISSRT-2)

6 credit point Dissertation (60009-DISSRT-1)

LA4047:03  Research Dissertation B Part 1 of 2

LA4048:03  Research Dissertation B Part 2 of 2


3 credit point Dissertation (60009-DISSRT-2)

LA4026:03 - Research Dissertation A


Select 3 credit points of LA level 4 subjects


Expected time to complete

6 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

12 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


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

In accordance with the requirements of the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (QLD), students who intend, at any time, to seek admission as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland must include as subjects within their degree:

LA4022:03   Civil Procedure

LA4038:03   Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting

Students seeking admission to practice are strongly advised to include the following level 4 subjects:

LA4007:03    Succession

LA4019:03   Conveyancing and Drafting

LA4032:03   Family Law

Townsville students seeking admission to practice are also encouraged to include LA4014:03 Clinical Legal Studies.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who fails the final law subject towards the degree or towards admission as a barrister or solicitor and has gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing


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

99 credit points


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


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 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

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable