Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .


Australian Capital Territory

English (any) - Major (T) (130+) or ESL - Major (T) (141+)

New South Wales

English Standard (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) (Band 4)


English (Units 3 & 4, C)

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp Specified Foundation Units (Part A);
  2. 20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units (Part B);
  3. 150 cp from Social Work Units, including 10 cp unit (SWTP236) incorporating community engagement (Part C);
  4. 60 cp from Field Education Units (Part D);
  5. 30 cp from Elective Units (Part E).

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed 230 cp from units, and 10 cp from Core Curriculum units may exit from the course with the following qualification:

  • Bachelor of Human Services

Progression requirements

Students need to normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level).

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Part A : Specified Foundation Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10
PSYC100Foundations of Psychology10
PSYC101Applications of Psychology10
PSYC200Life Span Development10
SOCS100Introduction to Sociology10
SOCS108Contemporary Society and Change10

Part B : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part C : Social Work Units

Complete exactly 150 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SWTP108History, Purpose and Context of Social Work and Human Services10
SWTP109Human Rights and Social Justice in Social Work and Human Services10
SWTP215Ethics and Theories in Social Work10
SWTP216Social Work Skills in Practice with Individuals10
SWTP217Social Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities10
SWTP218Social Work with Children, Youth and Families10
SWTP236Social Work and Community Practice10
SWTP237Mental Health and Social Work10
SWTP238Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Social Work Practice10
SWTP319Group Work in Social Work Practice10
SWTP320Research in Social Work10
SWTP339Law and Social Work10
SWTP415Social Policy and Social Work10
SWTP416Fields of Social Work and Best Practice10
SWTP417Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Social Work Practice in Organisations10

Part D : Field Education Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SWTP333Social Work Field Education 130
SWTP444Social Work Field Education 230

Part E : Elective Units

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

Elective units can be chosen by the student out of any units of interest offered as electives in degree programs across ACU

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