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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Gippsland

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Only students enrolled within the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling (and associated double degrees) can complete a major.

    Also available via off-campus learning. Off-campus students must attend two on-campus residential workshops (one two-day workshop and one three-day workshop) in first-year.

Description

Community welfare and counselling is designed to provide students with an understanding of social issues as they relate to their personal, organisational and socio-political contexts. Students will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to equip them to work effectively in organisational and community contexts, and for bringing about change at personal, community, organisational and political levels. Skills and knowledge are developed for intervention across a range of practice fields, including (but not limited to) counselling, child protection, disability, family support, homelessness, community corrections, youth justice, community development, aged care and family violence.

The major is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling (and associated double degrees and dual awards). These students complete a 66-point major sequence chosen from the units listed below, including all first-year units.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the minor, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a beginning understanding of the theory and practice of welfare counselling with individuals, families, groups and communities at interpersonal, group, organisational and government levels
  • apply critical reflection to, and a beginning understanding of, the literature in the field of community welfare and counselling
  • demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the cultural and political differences inherent within communities.

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of welfare counselling with individuals, families, groups and communities at interpersonal, group, organisational and government levels
  • apply critical reflection and advanced understanding to the literature in the field of community welfare and counselling
  • demonstrate awareness and understanding of the cultural and political differences inherent within communities
  • demonstrate clear and cogent argument in oral and written exposition in the application of community welfare theory and practice.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in community welfare and counselling must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1362 Interpersonal practice and counselling skills
  • ATS1363 Counselling and group work skills

Students progressing to a major in community welfare and counselling must also complete:

  • ATS1361 Governing inequality: Foundations of social welfare provision

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in community welfare and counselling must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Level two units

  • ATS2822 Advanced counselling and case management
  • ATS2823 Community development
  • ATS2825 Social issues and personal value

Level three units

  • ATS3713 Field education and practice (12 points)
  • ATS3848 Insights into practice
  • ATS3850 Human services management and practice
  • ATS3851 Social policy

Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling

Double degrees

  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability