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Bachelor of Social Work

BSW

160 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time1.

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 Requirements2

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. a recognised Bachelor's degree; or
  2. two-thirds of a recognised Bachelor's degree (which includes foundational studies in psychology and sociology or equivalent); and
  3. applicants may be required to attend an interview.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 100 cp from Core Units;
  2. 20 cp from Program Core Units;
  3. 40 cp from Field Education Units.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SWTP308 10 Introduction to Social Work
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

Program Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
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)

Field Education Units


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SWTP310 20 Social Work Field Education 1
(Pre: SWPT308 Introduction to Social Work, 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 After completion of at least a Bachelor degree or two-thirds of a recognised Bachelor's degree (which includes foundational studies in psychology and sociology or equivalent).
2 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.

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