This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3426|
NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/2012-change-register.html.
The degree not only provides a sound foundation for social work practice but also develops knowledge and skills in critical analysis in various arts disciplines.
Course objectives for the Bachelor of Arts are available at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/courses/0002.html. Course objectives for the Bachelor of Social Work are available at. http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/courses/0004.html
Organisations that host clinical and community placements require students to have current Police and Working with Children checks regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain Police these checks prior to undertaking their course. Working with Children checks are valid for five years and are available free. Police checks must be applied and paid for annually, however, in some community-partnered programs there may be a requirement to have a police check renewed every six months.
This course requires students to undertake off-campus fieldwork placements. In the fieldwork setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the fieldwork component of each unit.
Where a student's skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the fieldwork component of the unit will be denied. A student may be withdrawn from a fieldwork practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.
Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses during fieldwork placements.
This course has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Graduates will qualify for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Students complete two semesters of study of 'the individual' (eg psychology, behavioural studies) and two semesters of 'society' (eg sociology, anthropology, gender studies, philosophy, politics, Australian studies and at least one unit in Australian Indigenous studies).
The course is undertaken in the following sequence:
(a.) first year is composed of seven arts and one social work unit
(b.) second year is composed of five arts units and three social work units
(c.) third year includes three arts units (which complete the major sequence); the rest are social work units (including the first field placement)
(d.) the final year is composed of social work units only, including the second field placement.
Students complete the structure as outlined above under 'on-campus students' however the disciplines available to off-campus students are limited to:
The arts component must include a major and minor study as follows:
All social work units are compulsory core units.
The normal pattern of study is for student to complete four units per semester; in semesters where the field placement is undertaken, this is reduced to two units plus the placement. All units are six points unless
* Requirements for majors/minors can vary. Students should refer to the 'Areas of study' section in the Arts section of this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Work