Courses & Units

Bachelor of Social Work with Honours (R4B)

A candidate who has completed level 300 of the degree of Bachelor of Social Work with sufficient merit may be accepted by the Faculty of Arts as a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Social Work with Honours.

Students who are interested in the Honours program should discuss their options with the Head of Discipline and/or the Honours Coordinator.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing in 2015. For students who commenced prior, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2010 should refer to the 2010 Handbook.

Duration

1 Years full time

Up to 2 Years part time

Location

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1
Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1

Course rules

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Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

1 Years full time

Location

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 033204D


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1
Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

The Honours program is concurrent with the final year of the Bachelor of Social Work degree course. It develops skills in research so students can further the interests of the profession and undertake postgraduate studies.

Course structure

The levels of honours are First Class, Second Class, and Third Class. There is an upper and lower division in the second class. To gain first class honours you are required to complete all units with a minimum Grade-Point Average of 7.0 in academic units, including an award of HD in the honours dissertation. To gain upper second class honours you are required to complete all units with a minimum Grade-Point Average of 6.5 in academic units, including an award of DN in the honours dissertation. To gain lower second class honours you are required to complete all units with a minimum Grade-Point Average of 6.0 in academic units, including an award of CR in the honours dissertation. To gain third class honours you are required to complete all units with a minimum Grade-Point Average of 5.0 in academic units, and gain an award of PP in the honours dissertation. Except by special permission of Faculty there is no re-examination for honours.

Note: The Grade-Point Average for entry is computed as follows: HD=9, DN=7, CR=6, PP=5, TP=4.5, NN= 4.

Core units

Consists of two parts: (a) Working with Individuals and Families: builds on the communication skills and solutions focused approach learned in Direct Practice 1 or Direct Practice 1 and Professional Communication and integrates them into the more complex interventions involved…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to a range of issues relating to the array of ideas, practical ways and traditions found in transformative, progressive and dialogical community work practice. The unit explores: the contested nature of the concept of community; critical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the history and context of local, national and international relationships between Western culture and Non-Western cultures. The unit focuses on social work practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a solid foundation for working with involuntary clients and in multi-disciplinary teams. It emphasises the importance of human rights, consumer rights and participation. In particular it focuses on the specialist fields of mental health and child protection…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the knowledge gained in HGW309 Research and Policy for Change. It provides an opportunity for students to develop research knowledge and begin to implement a research proposal, in conjunction with the Honours Co-ordinator and their supervisor,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In Semester 2, students are required to undertake a minimum of 500 hours of placement in a setting that is relevant to social work practice. Throughout this placement, students will be required to undertake a research project. Research is a…

Credit Points: 37.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart16 Week Session Jul
Launceston16 Week Session Jul
Cradle Coast16 Week Session Jul

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit enables final year social work students to articulate and integrate their personal theoretical and philosophical approach to the realities of social work as political practice. Utilising explanations based in critical theory to inform and build reflexive practice aimed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the knowledge gained in HGW414 Honours Dissertation A. It provides an opportunity for students to conduct a research project and to write and submit a dissertation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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Students will be expected to complete and sign a Student Placement Planning Agreement prior to taking up each placement. A range of information is collected on this form including contact phone numbers and addresses, emergency contact details, any health conditions or other factors which may impact on placement, work/volunteer experience in the human service industry, employment history and previous placement reports if applicable. Students will be required to sign a student declaration to give consent to the transfer of relevant information from the planning agreement to their placement supervisor. Students will also be required to provide their placement supervisor with a current CV and covering letter.

Students are also required to sign client confidentiality and anonymity agreements before undertaking placement.

Students will be asked to undergo a national or criminal record check by the Tasmania Police and where relevant a Child Protection Check and to present it to their placement agency supervisor before placement is undertaken.

Admissions to Honours is by invitation. A limit on student numbers may be set according to availability of staff for supervision. Admission requirements for Honours will be a Distinction average in the core academic units of the Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Arts of Bachelor of Social Science or equivalent degree at the 200 level, unless there are special circumstances.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

The Bachelor of Social Work with Honours will articulate with higher degree research courses at UTAS.

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.