BH106 - Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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RMIT program code: BH106
Plan name: Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) /Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Plan code: BH106SOSDD
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 079592G

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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
 
AND  Year Five of Program
 

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

To graduate you must complete the following:

  • In order to complete the program students must complete 480 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 who commence their studies in 2018.

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

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Year One of Program

POLI1025 Power and Governance is now a core course.  For those students who completed ENVI1153 Sustainable Futures this course can still be counted towards finishing your program, providing you commenced your studies prior to 2018.

HWSS2164 Ethics and Reflexive Practice was called Professional Practice.

HWSS2091 Social Work Practice was called Introduction to Social Work.

SOCU1025 Intercultural Communication replaced Social Work Field Analysis and has moved from Year 2 Sem 2 to Year 1 Sem 2.  Students should only complete one of these courses.

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses: Semester One:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus1764 (FF)
Foundations of Psychology12YesBESC1126City Campus1183 (CITY)
History and Trends in Social Work12HWSS2090City Campus2154 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus1860 (FF)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Ethics and Reflexive Practice12YesHWSS2164City Campus2179 (FF)
Social Work Practice12YesHWSS2091City Campus2660 (FF)
Principles of Psychology12YesBESC1123City Campus1190 (CITY)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus1636 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

BECS1449 Research Methods in Psychology has moved from Year 2 Sem 1 to Year 3 Sem 1.

BESC1190 Biological Psychology has moved to Year 2 Sem 1 from Year 3 Sem 1.

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

HUSO1298 Mental Health and Wellbeing was called Mental Health and has moved to Year 2 Sem 2 from Year 4 Sem 1 - To enable students to undertake this course and HWSS2158 Working with Violence and Abuse in the same academic year, we have scheduled it in both sem 1 and sem 2 for 2018 only. Students who have both of these courses outstanding should enrol into Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sem 1 to enable them to complete Working with Violence and Abuse in Sem 2.

HWSS2163 Law for Social Work Practice has moved to Year 4 Sem 2 from Year 2 Sem 2.

 

 

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses: Semester One:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Critical Approaches to Social Work12YesHWSS1133City Campus2029 (FF)
Developmental Psychology12YesBESC1182City Campus1188
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus1777 (FF)
Biological Psychology12YesBESC1190City Campus1189
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Casework and Advocacy12YesHWSS1135City Campus3383 (FF)2147 (FF)
Cognitive Psychology12YesBESC1178City Campus1193
Social Psychology12YesBESC1186City Campus1194
Mental Health and Wellbeing12HUSO1298City Campus2187 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

BESC1449 Research Methods in Psychology has moved to Year 3 Sem 1 from Year 2 Sem 1.

HWSS2093 Group Work Theory and Practice was called Social Work with Groups and moved to Year 3 Sem 1 from Year 1 Sem 2.

POLI1066 Public Policy and HUSO2166 Foundations of Social Research are offered in both semesters.  Social Work students should complete this course in Sem 1.

HWSS1135 Casework Counselling and Advocacy was called Social Work with Individuals and moved to Year 2 Sem 2 from Year 3 Sem 1.

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.

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.

HWSS2158 Working with Violence and Abuse has moved from Year 4 Sem 1 to Year 3 Sem 2.  

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

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Methods in Psychology12YesBESC1449City Campus1187
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus1793 (FF)2028 (FF)
Group Work Theory and Practice12YesHWSS2093City Campus3395 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus1767 (FF)1953 (FF)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Work Field Education A24HWSS2220City Campus2171 (WFF)3372 (WFF)
Field Education Integrated Learning 112HWSS2218City Campus2138 (WFF)2180 (WFF)
Working with Violence and Abuse12YesHWSS2158City Campus2200 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

HWSS2158 Working with Violence and Abuse has moved from Year 4 Sem 1 to Year 3 Sem 2. 

HUSO1298 Mental Health and Wellbeing was called Mental Health and has moved from Year 4 Sem 1 to Year 2 Sem 2.

APAC option - students complete one of these courses only in Sem 1 Year 4.

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 1. This course is a prerequisite to both HWSS2222 and HWSS2223.  Students who intend on undertaking the new Thesis 1 and 2 options in 2019 must complete this course in Sem 1 2018. 

HWSS2092 Critical Social Work with Families was called Social Work with Families.

HWSS2163 Law for Social Work Practice has moved from Year 2 Sem 2 to Year 4 Sem 2.

 

Complete the following Six (6) Courses: Semester One:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Professional Practices in Psychology12YesBESC1453City Campus1190
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology12YesBESC1437City Campus1191
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Critical Social Work with Families12YesHWSS2092City Campus2175 (FF)
Law for Social Work Practice12HWSS2163City Campus2184 (FF)
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences12YesBESC1433City Campus1196
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention12YesBESC1445City Campus1195
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following APAC Option Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Psychology of Gender12YesBESC1441City Campus1195
Forensic Psychology12YesBESC1429City Campus1194
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 Five of Program

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

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

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 Honours Project 112YesHWSS2204City Campus2168 (FF)
AND
{

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

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)
Influencing Policy12YesPOLI1038City Campus2156 (FF)
Program Management and Evaluation12HWSS1141City Campus2162 (FF)
}
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

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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