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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2023 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
 
AND   Program Option Courses
 

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

To graduate you must complete the following:

  • 480 credit points, a combination of coursework and social work field education.
  • Part-time students should contact the Program Manager to develop an individual program plan.
  • Some courses are available during one semester only.

You are required to complete a total of two electives in BH106. One elective needs to be APAC accredited. The other elective can be selected from the list of University Electives and courses can be taken in Semester 1 and 2 or in Flex semester offerings. You can also choose from the program option courses listed at the end of this document. These are offered at different times throughout the year. You are advised to check both semester and Flex offerings for the offering dates and times.

 

IMPORTANT - Understand your program requirements:

It’s very important to follow the sequence of your program, completing courses as listed, along with the correct number of Electives and/or Program Options. Unless given permission, you can’t enrol in courses which do not contribute to the requirements of the award. Over-enrolling unnecessarily could result in additional tuition fee costs and take you longer to complete your program

If you wish to study additional courses that are not part of your program, you will be unable to study those additional courses and receive Commonwealth support. This is because the additional courses do not contribute towards your degree.  See here for further information.

Additional courses may be studied via Single and Short Courses.

If you’re unsure of what you need to do to complete your program, get in contact with your Program Manager to discuss the remaining requirements of your program.

Some courses within the program have moved semesters and/or year levels, please refer to year level notes for more detail.

 
For students who commenced their studies prior to 2018:

Please contact the Program manager to develop an individual program plan.

 

Delivery modes:

The vast majority of course offerings throughout this program are delivered in a standard timetabled mode, where you’ll attend class at the same time each week during the semester. These are indicated below with the code FF (Face-to-Face). This real-time delivery mode generally has an on-campus experience, however, some classes may be taken virtually/remotely. Details will be provided through the timetabling system closer to the start of semester.

Other delivery modes exist and are indicated below with the following codes:

  • INT - Classes are taught solely online and may be self-paced.
  • WFF - Refers to a Work Integrated Learning (Practical Placement) course. Do not enrol in any WFF courses until your final year, unless you have approval from the Work Integrated Learning coordinator.
  • WINT - Refers to a Work Integrated Learning (Practical Placement) course that is done over the internet.  Do not enrol in any WINT courses until your final year unless you have approval from the Work Integrated Learning coordinator.
  • STEM – Courses managed and delivered by the STEM College.

 

Please note the following:

Refer to the university Return to Campus page here for all current information and updates regarding returning to campus in 2023.  

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Year One of Program

  • HUSO1207 - Australian Society in a Global Context is offered in both semesters. Social Work students should enrol in Year 1 Semester 1.

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 Context 12 HUSO1207 City Campus 1588 (FF) 1568 (FF)
Foundations of Psychology 12 BESC1126 City Campus 1280 (STEM)
History and Trends in Social Work 12 HWSS2090 City Campus 1592 (FF)
Power and Governance 12 POLI1025 City Campus 1549 (FF)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Ethics and Reflexive Practice 12 HWSS2164 City Campus 1572 (FF)
Social Work Practice 12 Yes HWSS2091 City Campus 1573 (FF)
Principles of Psychology 12 BESC1123 City Campus 1238 (STEM)
Intercultural Communication 12 SOCU1025 City Campus 1465 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

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 Work 12 Yes HWSS1133 City Campus 1593 (FF)
Developmental Psychology 12 Yes BESC1182 City Campus 1281 (STEM)
Indigenous Studies 12 HUSO1296 City Campus 1594 (FF)
Biological Psychology 12 Yes BESC1190 City Campus 1282 (STEM)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Casework and Advocacy 12 Yes HWSS1135 City Campus 1576 (FF)
Cognitive Psychology 12 Yes BESC1178 City Campus 1239 (STEM)
Social Psychology 12 Yes BESC1186 City Campus 1240 (STEM)
Mental Health and Wellbeing 12 HUSO1298 City Campus 1575 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

If your placement dates sit outside the regular semester, your enrolment will be moved into a flex term offering according to your placement dates. You will be advised if this occurs.

If you have any questions please contact your program manager. 

Other course matters:

  • POLI1066 - Public Policy and HUSO2166 - Foundations of Social Research are offered in both semesters. Social Work students should complete these courses in Year 3 Sem 1.
  • HWSS2220 is now worth 24 credit points and must be completed at the same time as HWSS2218 - Field Education Integrated Learning 1. HWSS2220 is offered in both semesters but BH106 Social Work students should complete it in Year 3 Sem 2.
  • HWSS2218 - Field Education Integrated Learning 1 must be completed at the same time as HWSS2220 - Social Work Field Education A. HWSS2218 is offered in both semesters but BH106 Social Work students should complete it in Year 3 Sem 2.

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 Psychology 12 Yes BESC1449 City Campus 1295 (STEM)
Public Policy 12 POLI1066 City Campus 1589 (FF) 1569 (FF)
Group Work Theory and Practice 12 Yes HWSS2093 City Campus 1595 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research 12 Yes HUSO2166 City Campus 1647 (FF) 1652 (FF)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Work Field Education A 24 Yes HWSS2220 City Campus 1597 (WFF) 1578 (WFF)
Field Education Integrated Learning 1 12 Yes HWSS2218 City Campus 1596 (WINT) 1577 (WINT)
Working with Violence and Abuse 12 HWSS2158 City Campus 1574 (FF)
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

  • APAC option - students complete one of these courses only in Sem 1 Year 4.
  • Students must complete EITHER a Program Option course, University Elective OR HUSO1222 - Research Strategies (Hons) depending on whether they intend to complete the Project Stream or the Thesis Stream in fifth year.
  • University Elective - only for students intending to undertake the Honours Project Stream 1 & 2 (HWSS2204 and HWSS2205) in their final year.
  • HUSO1222 - Research Strategies (Hons) is offered in both semesters. Students who intend to enrol in the Honours Thesis options must complete HUSO1222 - Research Strategies (Hons) in Year 4 Sem 1. This is a prerequisite to HWSS2222 - Social Work Honours Thesis 1 in Year 5 Sem 1 and HWSS2223 - Social Work Honours Thesis 2 in Year 5 Sem 2.

The university electives data base can be viewed from here

 

Please note: the program option courses listed are the ones that run in Semester 1 or Semester 2. For the full range of program option courses, please refer to the program guide

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 and Cross-Cultural Psychology 12 Yes BESC1453 City Campus 1296 (STEM)
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology 12 Yes BESC1437 City Campus 1293 (STEM)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Critical Social Work with Families 12 Yes HWSS2092 City Campus 1579 (FF)
Law for Social Work Practice 12 HWSS2163 City Campus 1580 (FF)
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences 12 Yes BESC1433 City Campus 1248 (STEM)
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention 12 Yes BESC1445 City Campus 1249 (STEM)
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 Gender 12 Yes BESC1441 City Campus 1294 (STEM)
Forensic Psychology 12 Yes BESC1429 City Campus 1292 (STEM)
AND
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Select and Complete One (1) Program Option Course. Please refer to the list of Program Option courses at the end of this program structure.

OR

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) 12 Yes HUSO1222 City Campus 1651 (FF) 1656 (FF)
}
 
AND

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Year Five of Program

If your placement dates sit outside the regular semester, your enrolment will be moved into a flex term offering according to your placement dates. You will be advised if this occurs.

If you have any questions please contact your Program Manager. 

Other course matters:

  • Social Work students must choose either the Honours Project Stream or the Honours Thesis Stream. Social Work students who select the Honours Thesis Stream must have completed HUSO1222 - Research Strategies (Hons) in Year 4 Sem 1 before they can enrol in HWSS2222 - Social Work Honours Thesis 1 in Year 5 Sem 1 and HWSS2223 -  Social work Honours Thesis 2 in Year 5 Sem 2.
  • Social Work students who choose the Honours Project Stream must enrol into both HWSS2204 - Social Work Honours Project 1 and HWSS2205 - Social Work Honours Project 2.
  • HWSS2219 - Field Education Integrated Learning 2 must be completed at the same time as HWSS2221 - Social Work Field Education B. HWSS2219 is offered in both semesters but Social Work students should complete it in Year 5 Sem 2.
  • HWSS2221 is worth 24 credit points and must be completed at the same time as HWSS2219 - Field Education Integrated Learning 2. HWSS2221 is offered in both semesters but Social Work students should complete it in Year 5 Sem 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 Work 12 Yes HWSS1139 City Campus 1598 (FF)
Program Management and Evaluation 12 HWSS1141 City Campus 1599 (FF)
Influencing Policy 12 Yes POLI1038 City Campus 2322 (FF)
Social Work Honours Project 1 12 Yes HWSS2204 City Campus 1600 (FF)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Work Honours Project 2 12 Yes HWSS2205 City Campus 1581 (FF)
Social Work Field Education B 24 Yes HWSS2221 City Campus 2260 (WFF) 1582 (WFF)
Field Education Integrated Learning 2 12 Yes HWSS2219 City Campus 2261 (WINT) 1583 (WINT)
}
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 Work 12 Yes HWSS1139 City Campus 1598 (FF)
Influencing Policy 12 Yes POLI1038 City Campus 2322 (FF)
Program Management and Evaluation 12 HWSS1141 City Campus 1599 (FF)
Social Work Honours Thesis 1 12 Yes HWSS2222 City Campus 1601 (FF)
AND

Semester Two:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Work Honours Thesis 2 12 Yes HWSS2223 City Campus 1584 (FF)
Social Work Field Education B 24 Yes HWSS2221 City Campus 2260 (WFF) 1582 (WFF)
Field Education Integrated Learning 2 12 Yes HWSS2219 City Campus 2261 (WINT) 1583 (WINT)
}
 
AND

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Program Option Courses

  • HWSS1146 - Trauma Informed Practice (Formerly known as Loss, Trauma & Grief) will be offered in the standard Semester 1.
  • HWSS2171 - Alcohol & Other Drug, Interventions & Complex Needs is being offered in the Flex Term. Classes will be held on 27, 28, 29 & 30 June 2023.
  • HWSS2227 - Homelessness: Contemporary Themes, Policy and Practice is being offered in the Flex Term. Classes will be held on 7, 8, 14, & 15 February 2023. 

Enrolment for FlexTerm courses is via Additional Terms (Flex Term 2302) in enrolment online.

Please note: Once enrolled, these courses will appear in a Flex Term which will cover the duration of the course. Enrolment in any of these courses will be separate to any standard Semester 1 and/or 2 enrolment load.

List of Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

There are currently no classes scheduled to satisfy this requirement.
 

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Program structure enquiries

Program Manager

Dr. Christina David
Email: christina.david@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 3137
Location:B008 F10 R043-1

Administrative Enquiries

RMIT Connect Student Portal - https://rmit.service-now.com/connect

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
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B008 F10 R047

 

                                                                     

Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

Material fees

Some courses and programs have material fees (fees for field trips, goods or services) associated with them. In most cases these charges are not compulsory, but are levied by the teaching school for materials they purchase on your behalf for use in your studies. Go to the Material Fees web page to check the material fees for your program and courses.

Enrolment

For more information about enrolment at RMIT University, please go to the Enrolment home page.

*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

Policies

For more information about other RMIT University policies, please go to the Policies web site.

Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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