What will I learn?
This degree provides you with a sound knowledge of the political, behavioral and social sciences, and equips you with the skills to work in a range of fields in social work and human services. It has been developed around four major areas of study: social work theory; social work practice and skills; social policy; and social research.
You will gain practical experience as part of the degree is field education placement component. This is a valuable learning opportunity where you will build industry networks and further enhance practical skills.
What you'll need:
All students studying this degree will be required to complete criminal history screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion prior to being accepted for work placements. The clearance is valid for three years and can take up to eight weeks to be processed. You must also hold a current Child Safe Environments Certificate. Some placements may also require a current driver's licence and a recognised First Aid Certificate.
Social work requires a strong commitment to and passion for social justice and human rights. If you think you ive got what it takes the employment opportunities are excellent and the demand for graduates in Australia is high1, with graduating students quickly finding work in a wide range of fields. Careers to consider:
aged care worker: provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who need assistance with everyday living
correctional services officer: aid in the rehabilitation and counselling of offenders
domestic violence victim services officer: counsel, investigate and report on incidences of domestic violence
disability services officer: provide support for people in the community with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities
social planner: a pivotal role in creating liveable, sustainable communities; social planners create strategic policy to meet the needs and wants of communities
What you'll learn
This degree focuses on four major areas of study:
social work theory: you will develop knowledge of various social work approaches as they relate to individuals, families, communities, groups and organisations
social work practice and skills: you will work in custom-built Social Work Studios to develop a range of skills needed to work in social practice - in this dedicated space you will work alongside field practitioners and academic staff in simulated, real-life situations
social policy: learn how to identify the social policies that affect people is lives, and the strategic ways that social workers may be able to influence these policies
social research: learn how to use, evaluate and construct research
You will also gain valuable practical experience when you complete 1,000 hours of work placements during your third and fourth years.
There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:
SAIBT Diploma of Arts
Which department am I in? School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.
To be eligible for selection, applicants are required to:
Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and
obtain a competitive ATAR, and
meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C-
Alternatively, applicants can fulfil one of the following requirements with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements, and other academic requirements for the program:
Complete secondary education qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, or
Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above, or
Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV level or above, or
Qualify for Special Entry, or
Complete a University Foundation Studies program
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Eynesbury
A$25,400.00 (US$ 19,868) per year
26 February 2018
Mt Gambier Campus Learning Centre - Wireless Road West, MOUNT GAMBIER, South Australia, 5290, MOUNT GAMBIER, Australia