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||96|
|Standard duration of study (years)||2 years FT, 4 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield) |
Off-campus (Caulfield, Singapore)
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0004|
The course aims to provide professional education for the practice of social work. It covers social work principles and methods of intervention relating to individuals, families, groups and communities. It also includes social work research, social policy and management. Fieldwork is interwoven with class work during the course.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
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 will be required to obtain 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 A student may be withdrawn from a fieldwork practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.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.
Graduates will qualify for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
This course comprises 12 compulsory units.
Bachelor of Social Work