Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) / Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079592G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) / Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) combines two highly respected degrees to give you a unique, broad grounding across both areas.

This degree will increase your knowledge and understanding of human development, and how such factors interact within individual, group, organisational, community and policy contexts. You will be prepared to think critically about the social world and to influence change through your practice, advocacy, or research. Social workers and psychologists often work side-by-side in organisations where a balancing act of expertise in both areas is required.

You will be prepared for employment in general social work practice and settings requiring an understanding of psychology. You will be equipped to apply interdisciplinary knowledge to address complex social problems.

This social work and psychology double degree combines the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology).

Career

Graduates are highly employable in human services organisations, community-based agencies, various levels of government and increasingly in corporate and private enterprise.

Graduates are prepared to work in direct practice with individuals and families, in community development contexts, and in social policy, advocacy, and research roles. There are ample opportunities to pursue different specialisations and interests.

With your working knowledge of social science, psychology and social work, you'll be eligible for a wide range of human services or community jobs in areas such as:

mental health
child protection
dispute mediation and industrial relations
health services and hospitals
human resource management
policy and advocacy work
community development projects
disability services
program and organisational development
immigration advice and referral centres
federal and state government departments (Centrelink, Department of Human Services)
youth and family services

Careers include:

social worker
psychologist
counsellor advocate
case manager
local area co-ordinator
child protection officer
human resource manager
social policy officer
policy adviser
community worker
community development manager
mediator

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,720 Per Year Expected Feb 2023 5 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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