Graduates of this degree have a substantial skill set which is suitable for challenging and complex practice in a variety of settings including mental health, drug and alcohol prevention and intervention, international practice, disabilities, and in the development and delivery of community services, counselling and family-centred intervention.
At the end of the third year of study in this course you will have the option to apply for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). Entry to the program is based on grade point average and combination of a minimum 156 credit points of social work units during your first three years of study. On entry to the course you will retain all of the credit you have successfully completed and will complete a further 1.5 years of full-time study which will include an honours research project.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
This is an Australian Association of Social Workers accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.
Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.
The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.