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Bachelor of Social Work Course Sequence

 

 

Trimester 

Unit of Study 

Credit Points 

Year 1 

SWSP1003 Introduction to Human Services 

SWSP1053 Introduction to Contemporary Society 

6  

MULT1015 Applications in Context

SWSP1033 Social Work Theory and Practice (Case Management and Program Development)

SWSP1013 Social Work Theories 

SWSP1023 Professional Practice 1 

SWSP1043 Government, Public Policy and Civil Society

COUN2231 Lifespan Development

Year 2 

SWSP2003 Critical Social Work Theories 

SWSP2023 Professional Practice 2 

COUN2261 Advanced Mental Health and Wellness

SWSP2033 Social Work Theory and Practice (Individuals, Children and Families) 

SWSP3103 Social Media and Social Change

 

SWSP2013 Field Education 1 

18 

Nested early exit qualification option: Associate Degree of Human Services 

Year 3 

SWSP3003 International Social Work 

SWSP3023 Professional Practice 3 

Elective 1 

SWSP3013 Influencing Policy and Practice 

SWSP3033 Social Work Theory and Practice (Group, Teamwork and Organisational Learning) 

SWSP3043 Interpersonal, Family and Structural Violence 

SWSP3053 Social Work Theory and Practice (Community Work and Social Action

SWSP3923 Disability and Social Work Practice 

6 

Year 4 

10 

Elective 2 

COUN2051 Mental Health Policy and Practice* 

SWSP4023 Indigenous Social Work 

11 

Elective 3 

Elective 4 

12 

SWSP4013 Field Education 2 

18 

 

Not all units are offered each trimester. Please refer to the Yearly Planner and the current timetable page when planning your enrolment for the academic year. 

Electives  

From the following list one elective is to be taken in Year 3 and a further three electives are to be taken in Year 4: 

General Electives**

 

 

 

SWSP3913 Ageing and Aged Services 

 

 

COUN2321 Crisis Counselling  

 

 

COUN3221Family and Relationship Counselling 

 

 

COUN2311 Addictive Behaviour Counselling 

 

 

Coaching Stream Electives

 

Unit Name

Prerequisite/s

Year 3

COUN2281 Coaching Theory and Practice

All Level 100 units completed, 3 Level 200 units completed. 

 

Year 4

COUN2291 Coaching Applications

All Level 100 units completed, All Level 200 units completed. COUN2281 Coaching Theory and Practice completed. 

 

COUN3281 Life Coaching

All Level 100 units completed, All Level 200 units completed. COUN 2281 Coaching Theory and Practice Completed, COUN2291 Coaching Applications completed. 

 

COUN3271 Positive Psychology

All Level 100 units completed, All Level 200 units completed. COUN 2281 Coaching Theory and Practice Completed. 

 

Mental Health TIC Electives

Year 3

COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness

 

All Level 100 units completed, 3 Level 200 units completed. 

 

Year 4

 

 

COUN1271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 1

 

All Level 100 units completed, All Level 200 units completed. COUN 1221 Mental Health and Wellness Completed. 

 

COUN2271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 2

 

All Level 100 units completed, All Level 200 units completed. COUN 1221 Mental Health and Wellness Completed, COUN 1271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 1 completed. 

 

COUN2241 Grief and Loss Counselling

 

All Level 100 units completed, All Level 200 units completed. COUN 1221 Mental Health and Wellness Completed. 

Rules of Progression

1. To progress from Trimester 1 to Trimester 2 students must complete

2. A minimum of four Level 100 units must be successfully completed prior to undertaking Level 200 units.
3. A minimum of four Level 200 units must be successfully completed prior to undertaking Level 300 units.
4. All required Level 100 and Level 200 units must be completed before undertaking a Level 400 unit.
5. Satisfactory completion of the compulsory practice-theory integration seminars and supervision sessions that form part of the Field Education 1 and Field Education 2 placement units is a requirement for satisfactory completion of these units.

Attendance

  • On-campus and blended delivery units have a minimum attendance requirement of 80% for scheduled classes.
  • Online delivery units have a minimum participation requirement of 80% for scheduled synchronous online learning activities.

 

^ Revised unit code from Trimester 3 2015, previously SOSC1031. This change does not affect any students who completed the unit prior to Trimester 3 2015. 
* Units offered by the School of Counselling; these may be taken on campus or by online delivery.
** Unit offered by the School of Counselling; this unit may be taken on campus or by blended delivery.
Refer to the Discipline of Counselling Class Timetables to see when these units are offered.