The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
73.00
83.30 (Median SR)
73.00
83.30 (Median SR)
About Selection Ranks
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Fees

$30,095 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12317
CRICOS code: 027437D

Program handbook

Description

Social workers are concerned with personal and social relationships between individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. They seek to relieve distress, redress inequality, promote social justice and participate in the processes of social change which remove structural disadvantage and create opportunities for people to achieve their own goals.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Understanding of society, how it has developed and how it is organised
  • Ability to analyse the social, political, economic, historic, cultural and ecological factors impacting upon social work practice contexts, giving particular attention to dimensions of power and disadvantage
  • Knowledge of social welfare arrangements, their history and organisation and of the law in Australia
  • Knowledge of individual behaviour and development within social contexts
  • Ability to analyse macro, meso and micro causal impacts on human life
  • Knowledge and skill in the range of social work interventions: interpersonal practice, advocacy, group work, community work, social action, research and social policy
  • Competence in interpersonal, communication, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Skills in reflective and critical thinking and analysis, data collection and management
  • Skills in the assessment of social work practice situations and ability to make informed judgements about appropriate interventions and responses
  • Skills in recognising and analysing ethical issues and adherence to the AASW code of ethics

Details

Information correct as at26 Jun 2019 3:18 AM
Program code12317
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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Recommended studiesHSC English (Standard) or English (Advanced), Society & Culture, Community and Family Studies, Languages.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Psychology
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code027437D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available here.  Admission information for international is available here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank.  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

The IELTS requirement for admission to this program is 7.0 with no sub-test less than 7.0.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

This degree requires students to participate in placements in NSW services or facilities, including NSW Health facilities. There are two compulsory placements of 70 days each, one in the third year and one in the fourth year of the program. Placements may extend beyond normal semester times and students must meet their own associated travel and accommodation costs, where applicable. During placement, students will be subject to the policies and procedures of the placement facility. Students must meet all the Social Work Placement Requirements including a National Criminal Record Check, NSW Working with Children clearance and meet all the NSW Health Verification requirements .

Post-admission requirements

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements

Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

SWRK2001 - Social Work Theory and Practice A

SWRK2003 - Interpersonal Skills for Professional Practice

SWRK2200 - Social Work Theory and Practice B

SWRK3002 - Social Work Theory and Practice C

SWRK3300 - Field Practicum 1

SWRK4009 - Social Work Honours Project

SWRK4400 - Field Practicum 2

SWRK4500 - Social Work Research


Professional recognition

Australian Association of Social Workers

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd). As an undergraduate student you can join the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd) as an associate member and become a full member when you graduate.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The program requires the successful completion of 320 units in the prescribed sequence, consisting of:

  • Core Courses - 270 units.
  • Directed Courses - 10 units.
  • Electives - 40 units - 20 units of these electives may be selected at 1000 level, and the other 20 units must be at 2000 level or higher.

Students must complete a minimum of 40 units at each level (1000, 2000, 3000, 4000) with no more than 120 units at the 1000 level.

Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

A Student enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degree program must successfully complete all compulsory Social Work (SWRK) courses at each level of the academic program before proceeding to Social Work (SWRK) compulsory courses at a higher level.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Transition Arrangements 2018

From 2018 students who have not previously completed SPSW3070 must undertake HUSE3006.

From 2018 students who have not previously completed PHIL3580 must undertake SWRK2005.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
SWRK1001Introduction to Social Work 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SWRK1002Introduction to Social Work 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SWRK2001Social Work Theory and Practice A
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
SWRK2003Interpersonal Skills for Professional Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SWRK2005Violence, Abuse and Trauma : Theory and Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SWRK2200Social Work Theory and Practice B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
HUSE3006Social Policy and Planning in Regional Contexts
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEGL3009Law for Social Work and the Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
SWRK3002Social Work Theory and Practice C
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
SWRK3007Social Work Ethics
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
SWRK3300Field Practicum 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
30 units
SWRK4009Social Work Honours Project
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
SWRK4300Social Work Theory and Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
SWRK4400Field Practicum 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
30 units
SWRK4500Social Work Research
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from these directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
FMCS1100Communication and Culture
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1020What is Anthropology?
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
HUSE2001Shaping Human Services: Social Policy and the Political Process
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units

Electives

Complete 40 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

40 units

Honours

All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for ungraded Honours.  Graded Honours is determined by the cumulative WAM and results in the research courses.

The class of Honours are:

  • Class I
  • Class II, Division 1
  • Class II, Division 2
  • Ungraded

The criteria for the determination of  an Honours grade is detailed in the Bachelor Honours Policy [000990] located in the University Policy Library.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

If Field Education presents problems with access etc, please discuss with academic staff.