Course

Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social Work

Approved Abbreviation: BCrim&CtyJust/BSW


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1713.1

AQF Level: 7

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 in this course is 2014

This five year full-time degree on the Bankstown Campus meets the specifications for eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). This dual degree combines a critical perspective on theories and practices from social work, as well as criminology. There is a strong focus on practice for students who wish to pursue a career in social work, community corrections, community correctionor other sectors of the criminal justice system, including private providers and the not for profit sector included in probations. It is an applied degree pathway, and links theory to practice, and contains two field education placements.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Justine O'Sullivan j.osullivan@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternalJustine O'Sullivan

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Social Work component of this double degree meets the specifications for eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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 Western Sydney 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.

http://www.uws.edu.au/international

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

101900Working with Communities
101551Understanding Society
101594Mental Health in the Community
101560Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice:

102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101596Context of Human Services
400508Working with Individuals and Families
101632Community Work & Development

Spring session

400337Social Research Methods
400195Human Rights, Human Services and the Law
400509Group Work in Social Work
102039Crime, Deviance and Society

Year 3

Autumn session

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

Spring session

102068Assessment and Treatment of Offenders
101381Child Abuse as a Social Issue
102036Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

From 2020 students should take the following unit in place of 102036 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice:

102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
102251Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Policing

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 102251 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Policing:

102713Creating Criminal Justice Solutions

Year 4

Autumn session

400505Lifespan Development and the Human Services
102037Perspectives in Criminology
400684Juvenile Crime and Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice:

102699Youth Justice and Practice

And one elective

Spring session

400511Social Work and Social Policy
101644Community Management and Organisations
101595Community and Social Action
102065Managing Offenders in the Community

Students may exit at this point with a Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice

Year 5

Autumn session

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

Spring session

400522Field Education 2
400518Contemporary Social Work Practice


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