This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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 case management and human services practice from a management perspective.
Students must complete a structured sequence in community welfare and counselling, and two practice placements in community development and human service organisations. The study program focuses on counselling, group work, community development, social policy and emancipatory practice. Students will also take an arts minor in Australian Indigenous studies, community studies, psychological studies, psychology or sociology.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to 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 16-day field education placement and a 60-day 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.
* Available minor disciplines.
Students must complete:
(a.) a community welfare and counselling sequence (66 points):
(b.) two compulsory supporting units (12 points):
(c.) two compulsory supporting units at second level (12 points):
plus one of:
(d.) a further 54 points in arts*, comprising:
(i.) at least one minor in the available minor disciplines listed under 'Areas of study'
(ii.) 18 points of first-year-level units (which includes the first-year level units from the minor) selected from the disciplines listed under 'Areas of study'
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.
Note: Psychological studies units are tailored to those students intending to proceed in community welfare and counselling, but some students may wish to undertake units in Psychology (APAC accredited) instead. Students who are interested in completing a minor in either of these disciplines must ensure they complete the first-year sequence.
Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling