BP026 - Bachelor of Social Work

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Plan: BP026 - Bachelor of Social Work
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Social Work
Award abbreviation: BSocWk
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: Four years full time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
ASCED code: 090501
CRICOS code: 012363G

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Purpose of the Program

The program is designed to provide you with professional education for social work practice in the contemporary Australian welfare and human service system. Upon completion you will be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate interdisciplinary knowledge about Australian society, social issues and social problems
  • Apply appropriate interdisciplinary knowledge about human development, human needs and human problems, especially in regard to individual and family functioning
  • Undertake professional practice in interpersonal, intra-familial, group, organisational, community and policy contexts
  • Utilise research in professional practice
  • Illustrate successful completion of extensive field education (work integrated learning).

 

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University Programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT university Qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements within this program. You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.  

Program CodePlan DescriptionEntrance requirementCredit GrantedExpiry date
C6077Advanced Diploma of JusticeApplicants from the Advanced Diploma of Justice who achieve a minimum of 75% grade in all courses in the last semester or 70% across their entire program will be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Social Work. Applicants must apply to VTAC and complete standard entry procedures.

 

RMIT Advanced Diploma of Justice students who are accepted for entry (based on the selection criteria) will be eligible for an exemption of 10 courses, equivalent to 2.5 semesters.

Currently under review
C5244Diploma of Youth WorkApplicants must apply to VTAC and complete standard entry procedures.

Sucessful applicants who have completed the Diploma of Youth Work will receive credit for a total of 8 courses x 12 credit points, equivalent to one year or 96 credit points, in the Bachelor of Social Work .

Currently under review
C5001 Diploma in Youth in Development Work Applicants must apply to VTAC and complete standard entry procedures outlined in the VTAC guide.

Successful applicants who have completed the Diploma in Youth in Development Work will receive credit for a total of 8 courses x 12 credit points, equivalent to one year or 96 credit points, in the Bachelor of Social Work. 

Currently under review
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Entrance requirements

*Please note, the Bachelor of Social Work (BP026) be closed for new enrolments from 2014. Prospective students are able to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)(BH105).

Academic entrance requirements: Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants with post secondary work experience in this field will also be considered.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum of 20 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 58 (no band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced Plus certificate

Extra requirements
Applicants who have completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program more than 12 months ago must include with their application a statement outlining their reasons for wanting to study the course and include details of any relevant work or other experience.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) (http://www.aasw.asn.au/). On successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible for membership of the AASW and are recognised by the Association as an accredited social worker. Students of the program are eligible for student membership of the AASW.

RMIT's social work programs are each informed by regular consultations with a Program Advisory Committee whose membership is drawn from the human services industry.

All accredited social work programs require you to undertake 140 days of professional field education (work integrated learning) which are offered in a range of human service agencies. All placements are supervised by a social worker eligible for membership of the AASW.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books,journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers. You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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