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Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

  • ID:GU610141
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$42,109.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

The University's Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy will apply.

Students who have completed Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Social Work (1372) or Bachelor of Social Work (1282) or equivalent program are eligible to apply for admission to this program. Students will undertake the 30 credit point dissertation in Years 3 and 4 as determined by the Program Director and subject to the following criteria:

  • completion of Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Social Work (1372) or Bachelor of Social Work (1282) or equivalent program;
  • achievement of a GPA of at least 5.5 for the second year core courses in the Bachelor of Social Work (1372) or Bachelor of Social Work (1282); and
  • achievement of a grade of at least 5.0 in 2002HSV Human Services Research or equivalent research course.

The Program Director will take the following into consideration when assessing applications for admission:

  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic; and
  • the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

Note: Entry is competitive and will be determined by order of academic merit and is subject to available supervisory resources.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7

English test results must be no more than two years old

Course Information

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) encompasses 30 credit points of research dissertation.

As well as the opportunity for career and skill advancement, the Honours program creates a pathway for Social Work students to move into research and higher degree studies via the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

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Students admitted to this Honours program will have met the admission requirements and have successfully completed the courses listed below for Years 1 and 2. Students will then complete the courses as listed in Years 3 and 4 below.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Human Behaviour - 1015HSV

  • Human Services Structures - 1006HSV

  • Lifespan Development - 1010HSV

  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008HSV

  • Free-choice elective

OR

  • Language and Communication for Health - 5902LHS

  • Human Services Processes - 1007HSV

  • Introduction to Social Theory - 1014HSV

  • Equity and Diversity - 1028HSV

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • First Peoples and Social Justice - 2032HSV

  • Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals - 2012HSV

  • Social Construction of Welfare - 2013HSV

  • Group Facilitation - 2027HSV

  • Human Services Research - 2002HSV

  • Working in Organisations - 2031HSV

  • Community Practice Approaches - 2010HSV

  • Listed elective

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Social Work Field Placement 1 - 3012HSV (see Note 1)

  • Social Work 1 - 3036HSV

  • Ethics and Professional Practice - 3007HSV (see Note 2)

  • Dissertation Part 1 - 6002HSV_P1

  • Social Work 2 - 3038HSV

  • Social Work in Health and Mental Health - 3005HSV

  • Working with Family Violence - 3023HSV

Note 1: You will need to be available for professional placements and workshops for five full days every week when undertaking the field placement.

Note 2: Students enrolled in the Distance Education offering of the program are required to attend a one-week (Monday-Friday) compulsory intensive at the Gold Coast campus as part of this course.

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Dissertation Part 2 - 6002HSV_P2

  • Counselling Individuals and Families - 3020HSV (see Note 1)

  • Dissertation Part 3 - 6002HSV_P3

  • Social Work Field Placement 2 - 4012HSV (see Note 2)

  • Critical Reflective Practice - 4002HSV

Note 1: Students enrolled in the Distance Education offering of the program are required to attend a one-week (Monday-Friday) compulsory intensive at the Gold Coast campus as part of this course.

Note 2: You will need to be available for professional placements and workshops for five full days every week when undertaking the field placement.

The courses listed below are designated for the purposes of the Academic Standing, Progressing and Exclusion Policy. A student who fails a designated course will be subject to review by the Health Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program.

  • Social Work Field Placement 1 - 3012HSV

  • Social Work Field Placement 2 - 4012HSV

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The program ensures that graduates are ethical and innovative thinkers, effective communicators, problem solvers, change facilitators and leaders.

This program prepares you for a wide range of social work roles including working with individuals, groups and families; community work; advocacy, research, planning and policy development; and management and administration. You could also work in child protection, youth work, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, youth and adult offending, hospital and community health settings, employment and income support and aged care.

Other career options include community development, family support, foster care services, disability services, policy and research, services for women, multicultural services and many other social welfare organisations.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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