This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 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|
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.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.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. Refer to the faculty's Police checksPolice checks (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.html) webpage.
Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's Working with Children checksWorking with Children checks (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/wwc-check.html) webpage.
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 A student may be withdrawn from a fieldwork practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.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 this association.
This course consists of 78 points of arts units, an additional 12 points of behaviour or psychology units and 102 points of social work units, including study of 'the individual' (psychology or behavioural studies), 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 (48 points)
(b.) second year is composed of five arts units and three social work units (48 points)
(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 Refer to the Psychology areas of studyPsychology areas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/psychology/ug-med-psychology.html).
All social work units are compulsory core units.
For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the arts areas of studyareas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) section in this Handbook.
* Requirements for majors/minors can vary. Students should refer to the 'Areas of study'.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Work