Social Work and Human Services offers a strong, well-established and integrated program in social work that is professionally accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. The program is delivered through a combination of flexible approaches to teaching and learning which include supported online learning environments, problem-based teaching, two compulsory on-campus residential schools per year and supervised fieldwork placements. The program's flexibility appeals to students for whom a traditional, onsite program is less preferred or possible. The philosophies of problem-based and experiential learning, which promote life-long and self-managed learning, underpin the program as well as values associated with social justice, empowerment, appreciation of diversity and strong ethical practice. The Bachelor of Social Work program equips graduates to work effectively in many settings by providing them with strong analytical skills, sound knowledge of society, policy and social issues, and a range of advanced and creative skills relevant to working with individuals, families, communities and human service agencies. Demand for social workers within Australian human services continues to grow and CQUniversity graduates are very well regarded within the human services sector.
Domestic - Prerequisites - English (4, SA)
Bachelor of Social Work
About Social Sciences
Social sciences is the scientific study of human society, of both individuals and their relationships within society. Social science studies at CQUniversity include psychology, sociology, social work and welfare studies.
Learn about human development, including memory and thought, personality, abnormal behaviour, and social and cultural influences on behaviour; methods of social research, community analysis, power and politics, health and medical sociology, and rural sociology; and counselling and community work.
A wide scope of employment possibilities is available for professional social workers and human service practitioners and employment prospects for graduates are excellent. Social workers are employed in a range of contexts including hospitals and community health centres, disability and mental health services and correctional facilities, Indigenous and cross cultural services, education settings, community-based welfare agencies, community development areas, policy work and private practice.
Social workers are involved in a diverse range of activities including counselling, child and family work, needs assessment, community development, group work, policy development and implementation, research, management and administration.
To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 28 courses/192 units of credit as outlined.
The following schedule is designed for full-time students who usually enrol in 4 courses per term or 24 units of credit. Part-time students should therefore modify this schedule to suit their own needs. The normal study load for part-time students is 2 courses per term or 12 units of credit per term.
Course Code Course Name
Year 1 - T1
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
LAWS11045 Law and Welfare of Society A
SOCL11055 Introduction to Sociology
SOWK11012 Introduction to Social Work A
Year 1 - T2
LAWS11048 Law and Welfare of Society B
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
SOCL11056 Australian Society
SOWK11013 Introduction to Social Work B
Year 2 - T1
NURS12128 Drugs in Society
SOCL19065 Rural Sociology and Social Services
SOWK11010 Social Work Skills & Methods A
SOWK19014 Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IIA
Year 2 - T2
SOCL19062 Policy Power and Politics
SOWK11011 Social Work Skills & Methods B
SOWK12007 Research Methods in Social Work
SOWK19015 Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IIB
Year 3 - T1
SOCL19066 Community Analysis
SOWK13006 Ethical Social Work Practice
SOWK13008 Contemporary Social Policy
SOWK19016 Social Work Theory and Practice IIIA
Year 3 - T2
SOWK13002 Field Education and Fieldwork I
SOWK19017 Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IIIB
Year 4 - T1
HRMT11011 Human Resources in Organisations
SOWK19018 Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IVA
Year 4 - T2
SOWK14003 Field Education and Fieldwork II
SOWK14004 Reconciliation in the Workplace and Community
SOWK19019 Soc Wrk Theory & Prac IVB
Students can choose 1 of the following electives to study:
Course Code Course Name
SOWK19024 Practice Frameworks: Child & Family
SOWK19021 Social Work and Mental Health
These courses are undertaken by those students completing the Honours program during Year 4 in lieu of the elective and SOWK14004 Reconciliation in the Workplace and Community.
Course Code Course Name
SOWK19022 Qualitative Research Methods (Honours A)
SOWK19023 Qualitative Research Methods (Honours B)