Bachelor of Human Services / Master of Social Work

La Trobe University

With a focus on the promotion of human rights and social justice, this four-year degree incorporating a postgraduate qualification will give you the skills to contribute to a fairer and more equitable society. This qualifying social work course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to improve outcomes for individuals, groups and communities through direct practice, community development, developing social policy initiatives, research and evaluation. First year will consist of three interdisciplinary subjects, psychology, sociology and two social work subjects. In second year you'll look at social work theories and develop an understanding of community service organisations and the needs of individuals, families and groups. A crucial part of the course is La Trobe's social work field placement program. Under the supervision of an experienced social worker students complete a minimum of two 70-day placements, allowing them to put many of the skills they've acquired during first and second years into practice. During third and fourth years you'll focus on the development of interpersonal skills, community development practice, and research and program evaluation recognising the impact of structural features such as class, gender and race. The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Mildura
Albury-Wodonga
Melbourne
Bendigo
Institution CRICOS: 00115M; 00070G (Language Centre)

Subjects

  • Social work theory and practice, diversity, Indigenous studies, ethics, sociology, welfare history, mental health, working with children, youth and families, child protection, psychology, casework, group work, community work, social policy, research, program design and evaluation.

At La Trobe University, we’re ambitious global thinkers. Since we opened our doors in 1967, we have equipped more than 190,000 graduates with the skills and experience to build successful careers. With over 8,000 students from 110 countries, we pride ourselves on being an international university.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50, making us one of the world’s best young universities. Now in our 50th year, the QS World Working University Rankings has placed La Trobe in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

At La Trobe, we balance research excellence with real-world experience. Our Professors of Practice are industry-experienced teaching professionals who bring industry into the classroom, and across all our schools we offer Work Integrated Learning opportunities where you can apply your learning in a real workplace. You can then record and build on your experiences through our Career Ready Advantage program, developed with industry and structured to help you actively prepare for your life beyond university.

La Trobe has seven campuses across the state of Victoria, including two in Melbourne and one in Sydney’s central business district. The Melbourne campus has 267 hectares (660 acres) of stunning parkland and waterways, including a major wildlife sanctuary. It offers a welcoming and diverse campus community with residential style accommodation and services.

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Highlights

La Trobe is currently ranked among the top 400 universities in the world, according to the three most prestigious international rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016, Times Higher Education 2016-2017 and QS World University Rankings 2016-2017.

82 per cent of our research areas were rated at ‘world standard or above’ in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia Report.

Our Career Ready Advantage program was developed in consultation with industry and is designed to help you actively prepare for life after university.

We’ve invested more than AU$500 million into world-class centres for learning and research, including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), the Centre for AgriBioscience (AgriBio), a world-class sports park currently in development, and our Wildlife Sanctuary, which has numerous indigenous plants and animals, from kangaroos to emus.

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Student Services We have wide variety of service options to help you get the most out of your time in Australia. ASK La Trobe is your 24/7 student help service where you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about study and student life. You will also be supported by International Student Services who are dedicated to assisting you from the time you arrive through to graduation. Our student services include: support for pre-departure and orientation academic and personal one-one-one support community engagement programs volunteering and student hosting. Courses La Trobe offers more than 200 courses, including 125 undergraduate degrees and over 120 postgraduate courses, across a wide range of a study areas, including: arts and communications business and commerce engineering health sciences information technology law teaching and education sciences. latrobe.edu.au/courses

Courses

La Trobe offers more than 200 courses, including 125 undergraduate degrees and over 120 postgraduate courses, across a wide range of a study areas, including:

arts and communications

  • arts and communications
  • business and commerce
  • engineering
  • health sciences
  • information technology
  • law
  • teaching and education
  • sciences.

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We have wide variety of service options to help you get the most out of your time in Australia. ASK La Trobe is your 24/7 student help service where you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about study and student life.

You will also be supported by International Student Services who are dedicated to assisting you from the time you arrive through to graduation.

Our student services include:

  • support for pre-departure and orientation
  • academic and personal one-one-one support
  • community engagement programs
  • volunteering and student hosting.

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