Bachelor of Arts(ANU)/Bachelor of Social Work (ACU)

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  • Objectives
    Graduates will receive two awards, a Bachelor of Arts from ANU and a Bachelor of Social Work from ACU National.The aim of the joint degree program is to provide an education in social work that is informed by a critical understanding of the social science disciplines and that is oriented to the professional values and practice of the social work profession.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts(ANU)/Bachelor of Social Work (ACU)
  • Course description
    This course educates social workers according to the standards set by the Australian Association of the Social Workers (AASW). The course provides a broad, contextual professional education, based on the analysis of social processes and human behaviour.

    This professional education will inform social work practice in its purpose of:

       1. protecting vulnerable members of society;
       2. empowering individuals to determine and change the conditions in which they live;
       3. facilitating the participation of individuals, families, groups and communities in the decisions            affecting their lives;
       4. helping change social institutions and policies that constrain development;
       5. contributing to a more equitable distribution of resources in society.

    Professional Recognition

    All graduates of the program are eligible for membership of the AASW.

    Career Opportunities

        * Administration and policy positions
        * Community services
        * Community organizations
        * Corrective services
        * Health
        * Policy formation
        * Political science
        * Program planning
        * Rehabilitation
        * Social action
        * Social administration
        * Social service
        * Social work
        * Sociology

    BA/BSW

    160 cp (Social Work component)

    Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.17 (Social Work component)

    Jointly offered at: Canberra, ACT and Australian National University

    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. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

    1.1 To quality for the Bachelor of Arts component, a student will complete sixteen units (the equivalent of 96 cp at ANU) in accordance with the requirements specified by the Faculty of Arts of Australian National University for the dual degree.

    1.2 To qualify for the Bachelor of Social Work component, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:  

       1. 120 cp from Core Units;
       2. 40 cp from Field Placements Units.

    2. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree 18

    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

    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
    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 Placement 1)
    SWTP401     10                     Social Work Practice with Communities (Pre: SWTP310 Social Work                                                                                  Field Placement 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

    Field Placement Units

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    SWTP310     20                     Social Work Field Placement 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 Placement 2 (Pre: SWTP310 Social Work Field                                                                                        Placement 1, SWTP313 Social Work Research and SWTP401 Social                                                                                  Work Practice with Communities)

    17 Additional to requirements for Bachelor of Arts (ANU) component of the dual degree.
    18 The Honours program is integrated into the final year of the Bachelor of Social Work degree.
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