This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3426|
NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2012. For details of changes, please consult the 2013 Handbook change register2013 Handbook change register (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/2013-change-register.html).
The degree not only provides a sound foundation for social work practice but also develops knowledge and skills in critical analysis in various arts disciplines.
Course objectives for the Bachelor of Arts are available at http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/courses/0002.html. Course objectives for the Bachelor of Social Work are available at http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/courses/0004.html
Students must refer to the information available on the special requirements outlined below. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have the correct documentation.
Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Information available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.html.
Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Information available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/wwc-check.html.
This course requires students to undertake off-campus fieldwork placements. In the fieldwork setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the fieldwork component of each unit.
Where a student's skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the fieldwork component of the unit will be denied. A student may be withdrawn from a fieldwork practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.
Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses during fieldwork placements.
This course has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Graduates will qualify for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
This course includes two units of study of 'the individual' (psychology or behavioural studies), two units of study of 'society' (sociology) and at least one unit in Australian Indigenous studies.
The course is undertaken in the following sequence:
(a.) first year is composed of seven arts and one social work unit
(b.) second year is composed of five arts units and three social work units
(c.) third year includes three arts units (which complete the major sequence); the rest are social work units (including the first field placement)
(d.) the final year is composed of social work units only, including the second field placement.
The arts component must include a major and minor study as follows:
The APAC accredited psychology major is available for students who wish to complete a further two psychology units on a single unit (full fee) basis. Refer to the Psychology area of study at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/psychology/ug-med-psychology.html
All social work units are compulsory core units.
Refer to the arts areas of study at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.
* Requirements for majors/minors can vary. Students should refer to the 'Areas of study'.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Work