Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

183805 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Social Welfare


Course CRICOS Code: 004812J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides graduates with perspectives appropriate for work in the social welfare and community service fields. Selection from a variety of core and optional units provides an opportunity for specialisation.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelors degree or equivalent.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening/Clearance section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part time study. Some units may be available externally.

Course Organisation

Students select three optional units, one of the three areas of specialisation and sufficient elective units.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Students considering articulation of this course with a master program should clarify entrance requirements with the graduate studies coordinator, Department of Social Work and Social Policy.

Course Structure



  SELECT 8 OPTIONS   200.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
5941 v.6 # Addiction Studies 501 4.0 25.0
5943 v.5 # Addiction Studies 502 4.0 25.0
7522 v.8   Research Methods 602 2.0 25.0
7535 v.6   Social Policy 503 3.0 25.0
7818 v.5   Professional Ethics 501 2.0 25.0
7819 v.4   Professional Supervision 501 3.0 25.0
11099 v.2 # Health Planning and Evaluation 582 3.0 25.0
11462 v.2   SW 534 - Advanced Practice - Reflexivity in Practice 2.0 25.0
12669 v.2 + The Arts in Counselling 521 3.0 25.0
300722 v.3   Professional Evaluation 602 2.0 25.0
301360 v.3 # Policies and Indigenous Australian People 501 3.0 25.0
301851 v.2 + Social Policy 603: Independent Study 2.0 25.0
304385 v.3 + SW 697 - Independent Study Research Proposal Preparation 2.0 25.0
307449 v.1   Counselling Theory and Practice (1) 512 3.0 25.0
307450 v.2   Communication Skills and Self-Awareness 511 3.0 25.0
309026 v.1   SW 581 - Introduction to Interpersonal Violence and Abuse 2.0 25.0
309049 v.1   SW 580 - Child Protection 2.0 25.0
309059 v.1   SW 582 - Engaging Mental Health Praxis 2.0 50.0
# A maximum of two of these optional units may be selected
+ A maximum of three of these optional units may be selected
NB Optional units are subject to availability


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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