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||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Gippsland) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1798|
This degree provides students with the fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology, and offers the broad skills in the analysis of community welfare and counselling policy and practice.
The course allows students to combine the study of psychology with the specific vocational qualifications available within the community welfare and counselling field.
Refer to the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) objectives at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/1712.html and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling objectives at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/1731.html.
Students must attend Gippsland campus for two residential workshops during the course, involving one two-day workshop and one three-day workshop. Psychology units also require compulsory attendance at least at one weekend school per unit per semester.
Students are required to undertake a 16-day field education placement in their second/third year and a 60-day field placement during the final year.
The 60-point major sequence in psychology, comprised of nine core units and one elective unit is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
This course is also accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and equips students for competent and ethical community welfare and counselling practice.
This course consists of 96 points in the arts (psychology) component and 96 points in the community welfare and counselling component.
For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level.
Students must complete:
(a.) a psychology major (54 points)
(b.) an arts minor from the available areas of study (24 points)
(c.) a further 18 points in arts
Students who wish to complete requirements for registration with the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) must complete the required nine compulsory core psychology units (54 points) and use one of their arts elective units (6 points) to complete the additional unit required.
Students must complete:
(a.) a prescribed sequence (66 points)in community welfare and counselling comprising:
(b.) two compulsory first year units (12 points):
(c.) one compulsory second year unit selected from (6 points):
(d.) a further 12 points of elective units
Students cannot graduate from either degree until they have satisfied the above requirements and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling