BP315 - Bachelor of Arts (Welfare and Society)

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Plan: BP315 - Bachelor of Arts (Welfare and Society)
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 Arts (Welfare and Society)
Award abbreviation: BA (Welf&Soc)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
ASCED code: 090599
CRICOS code: 096090K

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Purpose of the Program

This program is not available to commencing students, it is designed as an alternative award for students in the professionally accredited programs, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology). It enables students to align themselves towards careers in various human service contexts that draw upon similar academic knowledge and skills as social work but do not require the formal social work professional accreditation. Specifically, this program reorients students from a practice based focus to an administrative or policy-based focussed professional degree.

This program will develop the theoretical knowledge and skills you require to work in a wide range of professional settings, including government and not-for-profit organisations, both in Australia and internationally. This program is especially oriented to administration and policy advice roles in areas of social care and support.

You will build the foundation for understanding and analysing the relationships between the global and local dimensions of social care and policy implications for a diverse and changing world.  You will engage critically with legislative and policy frameworks across different policy and legislative contexts. You will learn to advocate, consult and collaborate within different cultural settings and develop skills for bringing about legislative and/or policy reform.

The program is offered on campus in face to face mode of delivery. At various points in your programs you will have the opportunity to engage in independent projects and inquiries in your specific area of interest. The program also provides opportunities for you to undertake study tours and/or exchange programs outside of your base location at RMIT Melbourne.

As a graduate you can expect to work within Australia in local, state or federal government agencies and social care services in a variety of human services roles, local council roles or policy and advice roles. Employment can be found in similar sectors in other countries or in international aid and development organisations. 

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in RMIT University programs including the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) or Master of Public Policy, Master of International Development, Master of Social Science by research and PhD, subject to each program's entry requirements. 

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

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Entrance requirements

This program is an alternative award only for BH105 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and BH106 Bachelor or Social Work (Honours)/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology). It is not open for entry to commencing students.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit this program in welfare and society.

Industry Links

The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies has many close links with industry and the social care and public policy sectors. The School is the site of the government and industry funded Future Social Services Institute, and an industry partner to the core body governing in this area, the Victorian Council of Social Services. Our strong relationship with these industry and sector partners is observed through our diverse suite of programs taught in this area, and a range of opportunities for people from industry to be involved in students' learning experiences.

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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, ejournals 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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