Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work La Trobe University

4.25 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Bachelor Degree
4.5 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

With a focus on the promotion of human rights and social justice, this four-year degree incorporating a postgraduate qualification gives 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.

Your 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.

Opportunities include -
work in program development and evaluation, child protection, disability, family violence and many other contexts. You could take up...

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Additional Information

A crucial part of the course is our social work field placement program. Under the supervision of an experienced social worker, you'll complete a m...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work La Trobe University based on 4 reviews
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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Positive aspects would include the two clinical placements that are involved which are an excellent opportunity to provide students with practical experience in the work force under supervision. There are also two practical subjects in third and fourth year that are about improving communication skills and and inte...

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

The course group is small and it is very hands on, using case scenarios during class. Most of the tutors come from a social work background and genuinely care about your progress through the course. Often, there is too much reading content and not enough explanation, but if you express this concern, your tutor will help you i...

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

Positive: I enjoy the content, it’s not overly difficult, it’s relevant.
Negative: Some teachers aren’t great.

My advice to future students is: Honestly, don’t go to lectures. You can just watch them online.

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

The positives are the information that you learn and the real life experiences that you learn about and learn how to help these people in the future. And learning about all the situations occurring around the world that hopefully, one day we will be a part of the solution.

The negatives would be the lack of placement choic...

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