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Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Social Work

BTheol/BSW

320 cp

Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Canberra ACT
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales
Assumed knowledge: Nil.

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

2. Definitions

“Major”: 60 cp in prescribed Theology units in one discipline, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 40 cp at advanced level.

“Minor”: 40 cp in prescribed Theology units in one discipline, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

3. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degrees

To qualify for the pass degrees, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings consisting of:

  1. 60 cp Major from Christian Practice Core Units;
  2. 40 cp Minor from Biblical Studies Units including 10 cp from the Core Unit;
  3. 40 cp Minor from Christian Thought Core Units;
  4. 10 cp from the Theology Core Unit;
  5. 10 cp from Philosophy Units;
  6. 120 cp from Social Work Units; and
  7. 40 cp from Social Work Field Education Units.

4. Admission Requirements – Honours Degree1

To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree a student must satisfy the admission requirements set out in the rules for honours in the relevant single degree.

5. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

To qualify for the honours degree a student must satisfy the requirements set out in the rules for honours in the relevant single degree.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Christian Practice

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THCP100 10 The Signs of the Times
THCP201 10 Ministry Studies
(Pre: THCP100 The Signs of the Times)
THCP202 10 Faith and Human Development
(Pre: THCP100 The Signs of the Times)
THCP203 10 Christian Theological Ethics
(Pre: THCP100 The Signs of the Times)
THCP204 10 Theology, Psychology and Human Experience
(Pre: THCP100 The Signs of the Times)
THCP205 10 Church in Social Context
(Pre: THCP100 The Signs of the Times)

Biblical Studies Units

Core Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THBS100 10 Introduction to the Bible

Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THBS101 10 Archaeology and the Bible
THBS200 10 Pauline Literature
(Pre: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible)
THBS201 10 The Synoptic Tradition
(Pre: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible)
THBS203 10 Johannine Literature
(Pre: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible)
THBS204 10 Biblical Prophets
(Pre: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible)
THBS205 10 Narratives of Ancient Israel
(Pre: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible)
THBS206 10 Jewish Society: 200 BCE-200CE
(Pre: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible)
THBS207 10 Earliest Christianity: 30-100CE
(Pre: THBS100 Introduction to the Bible)

Christian Thought

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THCT100 10 What Christians Believe
THCT101 10 The Church in History
THCT200 10 Jesus Christ Today
(Pre: THCT100 What Christians Believe)
THCT203 10 Humanity, Hope and Salvation
(Pre: THCT100 What Christians Believe)

Theology Core Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THSR202 10 Religion in Australian Culture

Philosophy Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL100 10 Introduction to Philosophical Enquiry
PHIL103 10 Origins of Western Philosophy

Social Work Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SWTP308 10 Introduction to Social Work
SWTP309 10 Theoretical Frameworks for Social Work Practice
(Co: SWTP312 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Groups 1)
SWTP311 10 Social Work with Children, Young People and Families
(Pre: SWTP312 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Groups 1)
SWTP312 10 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Groups 1
(Co: SWTP309 Theoretical Frameworks for Social Work Practice)
SWTP313 10 Social Work Research
SWTP314 10 Social Work and Law
SWTP400 10 Public Policy for Social Workers
(Pre: SWTP308 Introduction to Social Work and SWTP310 Social Work Field Education 1)
SWTP401 10 Social Work Practice with Communities
(Pre: SWTP310 Social Work Field Education 1)
SWTP402 10 Social Work and Mental Health
SWTP404 10 Organisational Practice
SWTP411 10 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Groups 2
(Pre: SWTP312 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Groups 1)
SWTP412 10 Individual and Community Risk and Resilience

Social Work Field Education Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SWTP310 20 Social Work Field Education 1
(Pre: SWTP308 Introduction to Social Work and SWTP309 Theoretical Frameworks for Social Work Practice and SWTP312 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Groups 1)
SWTP403 20 Social Work Field Education 2
(Pre: SWTP310 Social Work Field Education 1 and SWTP400 Public Policy for Social Workers and SWTP401 Social Work Practice with Communities)


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.