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1798

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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

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA(Psych)/BCWC
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Multi-modal (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1798
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.
  • This course has compulsory off-campus placement requirements. In addition all students must attend a number of on-campus workshops and weekend schools. Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.

Description

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.

Outcomes

For details of the outcomes of the two single components of this double degree refer to 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling.

Workshops and weekend schools

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.

Fieldwork

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Structure

This course consists of 96 points in the arts (psychology) component and 96 points in the community welfare and counselling component.

Areas of study

Core major

Available arts minors

Australian studies

For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the Areas of studyAreas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) section in this Handbook.

Requirements

Arts (Psychology) component

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 of arts units

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.

Community welfare and counselling component

Students must complete:

(a.) a prescribed sequence (66 points) in community welfare and counselling comprising:

  • ATS1361 Governing inequality: Foundations of social welfare provision
  • ATS1362 Interpersonal practice and counselling skills
  • ATS1363 Counselling and group work skills
  • ATS2822 Advanced counselling and case management
  • ATS2823 Community development
  • ATS2825 Social issues and personal values
  • ATS3713 Field education and practice
  • ATS3848 Insights into practice
  • ATS3850 Human services management and practice
  • ATS3851 Social policy

(b.) two compulsory first year units (12 points):

  • ATS1251 Introduction to Indigenous Australian studies
  • ATS1367 Sociological reflections on everyday life

(c.) one compulsory second year unit selected from (6 points):

  • ATS2364 Indigenous Australian politics and activism
  • ATS2367 Australian Indigenous women
  • ATS2369 Indigenous Australian human rights
  • ATS2737 Social justice

(d.) a further 12 points of elective units

Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level (across the duration of the degree).

Elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) 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 numbers 1-3. Note: Some non-arts units may require permission from the owning faculty.

Alternative exit(s)

Students cannot graduate from either degree until they have satisfied the above requirements and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling