UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work is a professionally recognised course that prepares you to pursue a career as a social worker, working with people to achieve changes to enhance their wellbeing. You will work collaboratively with individuals, families, groups and communities to meet their identified goals across various fields of practice.

Degree Details

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

We recommend you apply for a credit transfer if you've previously completed your study. This can be from a course you've completed at CDU or another institution.

You need to have completed your course within the last 7 years, and it should be relevant to the new course you're studying.

If it's been longer than 7 years since you completed your course, we suggest you apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) instead.

Credit will appear on your Academic Record as either a unit (if the unit you completed directly matches the learning outcomes of a CDU unit) or as several credit points at a certain level. This is called unspecified credit and can be used in place of any general electives in your study plan.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(25 units)
290cp Compulsory Core units totalling 290 credit points as per the list of units detailed below.

PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaced PSY140 2022)
IAS123 Sociological Perspectives (replaces SOC140 from 2020)
IAS222 Global Sociology (replaces SOC145 from 2020)
SWK101 Introduction to Human Services
SWK102 Communication Skills
SWK103 Social Work Skills A
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives (replaces ATI200 from 2020)
PSY203 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan (replaced PSY202 2022)
SWK201 Human Service Organisations
SWK202 Dynamics of Group Work
SWK203 Social Work Skills B
SWK301 Working with and Developing Communities
SWK302 Social Work Theory and Practice
SWK311 Social Policy
SWK312 Social Research Methods
SWK313 Engaging with Individuals and Families in Partnership
SWK314 Ethics Rights and Social Justice
SWK315 Social Work Practice in Mental Health
SWK316 Building Safe Communities (previously SWK401)
SWK317 Dynamics of Loss and Grief (previously SWK404)
SWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote Practice (previously SWK405)
SWK323 Legal Issues in Social Work (previously SWK403)
SWK330 Field Education A (30 credit points)
SWK402 Integrated Methods in Social Work
SWK430 Field Education B (30 credit points)

Specialist Electives
(0 units)
0cp Specialist Elective units totalling 0 credit points There are no specialist elective units for this course
Electives
(1 unit)
10cp Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University
320cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 320 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 80 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

How To Apply

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

Degree Details

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

We recommend you apply for a credit transfer if you've previously completed your study. This can be from a course you've completed at CDU or another institution.

You need to have completed your course within the last 7 years, and it should be relevant to the new course you're studying.

If it's been longer than 7 years since you completed your course, we suggest you apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) instead.

Credit will appear on your Academic Record as either a unit (if the unit you completed directly matches the learning outcomes of a CDU unit) or as several credit points at a certain level. This is called unspecified credit and can be used in place of any general electives in your study plan.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(25 units)
290cp Compulsory Core units totalling 290 credit points as per the list of units detailed below.

PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaced PSY140 2022)
IAS123 Sociological Perspectives (replaces SOC140 from 2020)
IAS222 Global Sociology (replaces SOC145 from 2020)
SWK101 Introduction to Human Services
SWK102 Communication Skills
SWK103 Social Work Skills A
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives (replaces ATI200 from 2020)
PSY203 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan (replaced PSY202 2022)
SWK201 Human Service Organisations
SWK202 Dynamics of Group Work
SWK203 Social Work Skills B
SWK301 Working with and Developing Communities
SWK302 Social Work Theory and Practice
SWK311 Social Policy
SWK312 Social Research Methods
SWK313 Engaging with Individuals and Families in Partnership
SWK314 Ethics Rights and Social Justice
SWK315 Social Work Practice in Mental Health
SWK316 Building Safe Communities (previously SWK401)
SWK317 Dynamics of Loss and Grief (previously SWK404)
SWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote Practice (previously SWK405)
SWK323 Legal Issues in Social Work (previously SWK403)
SWK330 Field Education A (30 credit points)
SWK402 Integrated Methods in Social Work
SWK430 Field Education B (30 credit points)

Specialist Electives
(0 units)
0cp Specialist Elective units totalling 0 credit points There are no specialist elective units for this course
Electives
(1 unit)
10cp Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University
320cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 320 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 80 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

How To Apply

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

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Duration:Full-time 4 years

Location:Australia

Fees:AUD$25,832

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