Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) encompasses 30 credit points of research dissertation.
As well as the opportunity for career and skill advancement, the Honours program creates a pathway for Social Work students to move into research and higher degree studies via the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy programs.
|1372||Bachelor of Social Work||Gold Coast, Distance Education||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1416||Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (this program)||Gold Coast, Distance Education||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.
This program will be offered on-campus on a full-time basis using the in-person mode of delivery every trimester.
Students admitted to this program will have met specified admission requirements and have successfully completed Years 1 and 2 in the Bachelor of Social Work (1372) or Bachelor of Social Work (1282). Students will then complete the courses as listed in Years 3 and 4.
Students will need to be available full-time to attend 1000 hours of professional practice education placements in Years 3 and 4 as follows:
Students can enrol into the Distance Education offering of the program and will be able to complete the program off-campus by distance learning via our online learning management system with the exception of four compulsory five-day face-to-face intensive on-campus courses incorporated into the following courses:
The program includes two practical professional placements which sit in the third and fourth year of the program which are available in full-time mode. As a full-time Distance Education student, you will study online which may include coursework, readings, research, discussions and other course related study. You should check the minimum computer specifications for studying online before considering applying for the Distance Education offering of this program.
Domestic students studying offshore (that is, outside Australia) will be required to attend the compulsory face-to-face intensives on-campus in Australia as part of designated courses and will also need to complete one of the two field placements in Australia in accordance with professional accreditation requirements.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in this degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life. It is also an accreditation requirement of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Field placement education will be managed within School and Health Group policies and processes.
The program ensures that graduates are ethical and innovative thinkers, effective communicators, problem solvers, change facilitators and leaders.
This program prepares you for a wide range of social work roles including working with individuals, groups and families; community work; advocacy, research, planning and policy development; and management and administration. You could also work in child protection, youth work, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, youth and adult offending, hospital and community health settings, employment and income support and aged care.
Other career options include community development, family support, foster care services, disability services, policy and research, services for women, multicultural services and many other social welfare organisations.
Accreditation for the program will be sought from the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 26.5||$331.25||$26,500.00|
|2018||Fee Band 25.5||$318.75||$25,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.