Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work with Honours

Course Code

10210

Version

8

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Pass Degree Course pre-requisites

English

Honours Degree Course pre-requisites

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.

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 I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Entry into the honours degree is on invitation by the Head of School

Special admission requirements

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

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 University Requirements for Undergraduate Coursework Awards.

Post admission requirements

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

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

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

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

SS1103:03 An Introduction to Social Sciences Research Practices

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

PLUS

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology 1 or PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2 or PY1105:03 Psychology for Social Welfare Practice (Distance Education)

Level 2

WS2510:03 Interpersonal Practice

WS2511:03 Professional Values and Ethics

WS2512:03 Organisational Practice

WS2513:03 Community Work

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

Level 3

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

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

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any IA subjects

PLUS

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

WC2001:03 Australian Women’s Studies

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

SY2022:03 Family, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects or WS3513 if wishing to enter honours

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

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

UG-L23-6U Select 6 credit points of undergraduate level 2 or 3 subjects

WS4503:03 Social Work and Mental Health

or

WS4511:03 Professional Development for Social

Plus

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

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Mackay

Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Yes

Further information about placements can be found at University Requirements for Undergraduate Coursework Awards.

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

63 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

Diploma: Maximum 21 credit points (unspecified credit) at various year levels

Advanced Diploma: Maximum 24 credit points.

21 credit points (unspecified) as per Diploma, see above.

3 credit points (specified) WS1006:03

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