This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT, 6 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Gippsland) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1731|
This accredited course equips students for competent and ethical community welfare and counselling practice. The degree develops skills and knowledge for intervention across a range of practice fields, including, but not limited to: counselling, child protection, disability, family support, homelessness, community corrections, youth justice, community development, aged care, family violence and research and policy analysis. The study program includes interpersonal counselling and group work skills, community development practice, case management and organisational practice as well as developing a strong knowledge base in social justice.
Students must complete a structured sequence in community welfare and counselling, and two practice placements in a wide range of community development and human service organisations. Students will also complete a complementary arts minor in Australian Indigenous studies, community studies, psychological studies, psychology or sociology. Most students select their arts minor to complement their preferred professional interests e.g. students interested in a counselling career often minor in psychological studies.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
Students are required to undertake a 20-day field education placement and a 60-day block field placement during this course.
This course is recognised by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).
This course consists of a community welfare and counselling sequence, four compulsory units, an arts minor and additional studies in arts.
Note: the following are available minor disciplines: Australian Indigenous studies, criminal justice, psychological studies, psychology and sociology.
Students must complete:
(a.) a community welfare and counselling sequence (66 points):
(b.) four compulsory supporting units (24 points):
(i.) Students must complete:
(ii.) Plus one of:
(c.) a complementary minor in one of the available disciplines listed under 'Areas of study' (24 points)
(d.) a further 30 points in arts**, including 6 points at first-year level
Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level.
No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.
** It is recommended that students must complete an arts major or a second minor.
Arts elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of arts unitsindexes of arts units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-arts.html) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the code ATS and numbers 1-3.
Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling