UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Social Work (Honours) 1,2

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480902  4F 79.20 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Major studies: Social work Minor studies: Law, philosophy, psychology, sociology.

Practical experience: Two placements of 70 days each of supervised field education placements are undertaken in Years 3 and 4. Placements may extend beyond normal semester times. Students have the opportunity to undertake the second placement outside the Newcastle area and must meet their own associated travel and accommodation costs.

Honours: All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for Honours.

Professional recognition: Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd).

Career opportunities: Examples include professional social work in a wide range of government and non-government agencies such as welfare and charitable organisations, hospitals, health centres, social security and welfare departments, probation and parole services, and local government.

Additional information: TAFE Articulation: Upon evidence of completion of the Diploma of Community Services Work, Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health), Diploma in Community Welfare Work or the Diploma of Youth Work, credit is granted for 80 units and into Year 2 of the program.

This is an experience-based learning program that integrates theory, practice and social work values. Emphasis is placed on self-directed learning and well-planned and supported field-education placements. The program helps you prepare to practise as a professional social worker, working with communities, groups, families and individuals to address inequality and promote the wellbeing of people in society.

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2. This program is subject to final approval.

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