BH105 - Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

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RMIT program code: BH105
Plan name: Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Plan code: BH105
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 079596C

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2018 Enrolment Program Structure

For students who commence their study in this program from 1 January 2016 onwards, please note that some courses listed in this structure will have their course marks count toward your program's weighted average mark. Your weighted average mark will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program. If a course counts toward your weighted average mark, that fact will be stated in its course guide. In Enrolment Online, after you completed your course enrolment, you will be notified which of the enrolled courses will count toward the weighted average mark

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  Year Four of Program
 

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here
 

To graduate you must complete the following:

  • In order to finish the program students must complete 384 credit points, which are a combination of coursework and social work field education.
  • Part-time students should contact the Program Manager to develop an individual program plan.
  • All courses listed may not be available each semester.

Attention Current Students Only - not applicable to students commencing their studies in 2018.

  • Some course names within the program have changed, however the course code remains the same. It's not necessary for students to complete any of these courses again.
  • Some courses within the program have shifted semesters and/or year levels,  please refer to year level student notes for more detail.

 

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Year One of Program

POLI1025 Power and Governance and ENVI1153 Sustainable Futures are now both core courses. 

HUSO2164 Self, Identity & Agency replaced HUSO1174 Self and Society and moved from Sem 1 to Sem 2.  Students should complete one of these courses only.

HWSS2164 Ethics and Reflective Practice was called Professional Practice.

HWSS2091 Social Work Practice was called Introduction to Social Work Practice.

SOCU1025 Intercultural Communication replaced HWSS1134 Social Work Field Analysis.  Students should complete one of these courses only.

 

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus1764 (FF)
History and Trends in Social Work12HWSS2090City Campus2154 (FF)
Sustainable Futures12ENVI1153City Campus2244 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus1860 (FF)
Ethics and Reflexive Practice12YesHWSS2164City Campus2179 (FF)
Social Work Practice12YesHWSS2091City Campus2660 (FF)
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus3344 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus1636 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

HWSS2093 Group Work Theory and Practice was called Social Work with Groups and has moved from Year 1 Sem 2 to Year 2 Sem 1.

HWSS2158 Working with Violence and Abuse has moved from Year 3 Sem 1 to Year 2 Sem 2.

HUSO1298 Mental Health and Wellbeing was called Mental Health and has moved from Year 3 Sem 1 to Year 2 Sem 2. 

POLI1066 Public Policy is offered in both semesters.  Social Work students should enrol in sem 2.

HWSS1135 Casework and Advocacy was called Social Work with Individuals and has moved from Sem 1  to Sem 2 - in order to to help 3rd year students undertake this course prior to their first placement, we have scheduled it in both sem 1 and 2 for 2018 only. 

HWSS1146 Loss, Trauma and Grief is no longer offered but is still counted towards completing your studies.  If you have already completed this course it can be applied towards an elective spot.  If don't have an elective spot free, please contact us for further advice.

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Critical Approaches to Social Work12YesHWSS1133City Campus2029 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus1777 (FF)
Group Work Theory and Practice12YesHWSS2093City Campus3395 (FF)
Working with Violence and Abuse12YesHWSS2158City Campus2200 (FF)
Mental Health and Wellbeing12HUSO1298City Campus3553 (FF)2187 (FF)
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus1793 (FF)2028 (FF)
Casework and Advocacy12YesHWSS1135City Campus3383 (FF)2147 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

HUSO2166 Foundations of Social Research is offered in both semesters.  Social Work students should enrol in Sem 1.

HWSS2158 Working with Violence and Abuse has moved from Year 3 Sem 1 to Year 2 Sem 2.

HWSS2218 Field Education Integrated Learning 1 is a new course worth 12 credit points and must be completed at the same time as HWSS2220 Social Work Field Education A.

HWSS2220 Social Work Field Education A replaces HWSS1137  Social Work Field Education 1 and is now worth 24 credit points and must be completed at the same time as HWSS2218 Field Education Integrated Learning 1.

HUSO1213 Contemporary Organisational Practices was called Organisational Studies and has moved from Year 2 Sem 2 to Year 3 Sem 2.  

HWSS2163 Law for Social Work Practice has moved from Sem 2 Year 2 to Sem 2 Year 3.

University Elective - only for students intending to undertake the Project Stream 1 & 2.

HUSO1222 Research Strategies (Hons) is a new course and is offered in both semesters.  Social Work students should enrol in sem 2.  Students who intend on undertaking the new Thesis 1 and 2 options in 2019 must complete this course in Sem 2  2018.

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus1767 (FF)1953 (FF)
Field Education Integrated Learning 112HWSS2218City Campus2138 (WFF)2180 (WFF)
Social Work Field Education A24HWSS2220City Campus2171 (WFF)3372 (WFF)
Contemporary Organisational Practices12HUSO1213City Campus2027 (FF)
2142 (INT)
Critical Social Work with Families12YesHWSS2092City Campus2175 (FF)
Law for Social Work Practice12HWSS2163City Campus2184 (FF)
AND
{

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
OR

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Strategies (Honours)12YesHUSO1222City Campus1794 (FF)2034 (FF)
}
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

HWSS2222 Thesis 1 and HWSS2223 Thesis 2 are new courses that will not be offered in 2018.

HUSO1222 Research Strategies (Hons) is a new course and is offered in both semesters.  Social Work students should enrol in sem 2.  This course is a prerequisite to both HWSS2222 and HWSS2223. 

Students who wish to enrol  in Thesis 1 and 2 in 2019 must enrol into HWSS1222  Research Strategies in sem 2 2018.

2018 Final year students must enrol into both HWSS2204 Social Work Honours Project 1 and HWSS2205 Social Work Honours Project 2.

HWSS2219 Field Education Integrated Learning 2 is a new course and must be completed at the same time as HWSS2221.

HWSS2221 Social Work Field Education B replaces HWSS1143 Social Work Field Education 2 and is now worth 24 credit points and must be completed at the same time as HWSS2219 Field Education Integrated Learning 2.

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Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Community Work12YesHWSS1139City Campus2025 (FF)
Program Management and Evaluation12HWSS1141City Campus2162 (FF)
Influencing Policy12YesPOLI1038City Campus2156 (FF)
Social Work Honours Project 112YesHWSS2204City Campus2168 (FF)
Social Work Honours Project 212YesHWSS2205City Campus2195 (FF)
Social Work Field Education B24HWSS2221City Campus3396 (WFF)2199 (WFF)
Field Education Integrated Learning 212HWSS2219City Campus2143 (WFF)2181 (WFF)
OR

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses: Semester One:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Community Work12YesHWSS1139City Campus2025 (FF)
Program Management and Evaluation12HWSS1141City Campus2162 (FF)
Influencing Policy12YesPOLI1038City Campus2156 (FF)
Social Work Field Education B24HWSS2221City Campus3396 (WFF)2199 (WFF)
Field Education Integrated Learning 212HWSS2219City Campus2143 (WFF)2181 (WFF)
}
 

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Program Manager

Dr Sharlene Nipperess
Email: sharlene.nipperess@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 2944

 

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