Course

Bachelor of Social Work

Approved Abbreviation: BSW


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1666.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 013975D


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2014 .

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2011 - 2013 - 1666.2 Bachelor of Social Work

Commencement Year 2010 - 1666.1 Bachelor of Social Work

The UWS Social Work degree is informed by a 'critical perspective' covering the key skill areas of casework, group work, community work, research and policy, and draws on knowledge from psychology, sociology and political science. It is a four year fulltime degree on the Bankstown and Parramatta campuses with two field education placements. It is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The course is taught by a vibrant staff, many of whom are also practitioners, and all of whom are committed to ensuring the best possible social work education for our students.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternalJustine O'Sullivan
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternalRosemary Qummouh

Accreditation
This course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and graduates are eligible for membership of the AASW.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Year 1

Autumn

101900Working with Communities
101551Understanding Society
101594Mental Health in the Community
101596Context of Human Services

Spring

101556The Geographies of Social Difference
101557The Individual in Society
400193Human Services Intervention Strategies
101664Working with Cultural Differences

Year 2

Autumn

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
400505Lifespan Development and the Human Services
400508Working with Individuals and Families
101632Community Work & Development

Spring

400337Social Research Methods
400195Human Rights, Human Services and the Law
400509Group Work in Social Work
101595Community and Social Action

Year 3 (Pass Program)

Autumn

101552Applied Social Research
400521Field Education 1
101597Family Violence: Policy and Practice

Spring

101554Contemporary Debates in Social Science
400511Social Work and Social Policy
101644Community Management and Organisations
101381Child Abuse as a Social Issue

Year 3 (Honours Program)

Autumn

400521Field Education 1
400519Critical Practice in Social Work (Direct)
400513Social Work and Health

2H

101788Social Work Honours Preparation

Spring

400511Social Work and Social Policy
101644Community Management and Organisations
101381Child Abuse as a Social Issue

Year 4 (Pass Program)

Autumn

400519Critical Practice in Social Work (Direct)
400520Critical Practice in Social Work (Indirect)
400517Ideologies of Practice in Social Work
400513Social Work and Health

Spring

400522Field Education 2
400518Contemporary Social Work Practice

Embedded Honours Program

Year 4 (Honours Program)

Autumn

101789Social Work Honours Thesis 1
400517Ideologies of Practice in Social Work
101730Researching the Social World

Spring

101790Social Work Honours Thesis 2
400522Field Education 2


Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |