Bachelor of Social Work Honours

Curtin University of Technology

This course is for students who are enrolled in ECUs Bachelor of Social Work. Applications are by invitation only based on a students academic performance in the first three years of their course.

The Bachelor of Social Work Honours is developed for students wishing to undertake a research thesis in an area of interest related to rural, regional and remote social work practice. The thesis will display a capacity to develop a conceptual framework of understanding in relation to the topic area, research and review the academic and research literature in relation to the topic area, design an appropriate research methodology to collect relevant data in relation to the topic, and analyse the data in relation to its relevance to future social work understandings and practice.Course Learning Outcomes
Apply advanced social work knowledge and research skills to a range of theoretical and practical problems relevant to social work practice, policy and research.
Communicate advanced social work knowledge and values in a variety of professional practice, policy and research contexts coherently and with independence.
Demonstrate a global outlook with knowledge of and respect for the history and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultural diversity.
Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional social work practice, policy and research.
Think creatively to identify and anticipate challenges and generate social work responses to develop new understanding through research projects.
Think critically to review, analyse and synthesise social work knowledge and address issues relevant to social work practice, policy and research with intellectual independence.
Use digital technologies and social work databases to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values in social work practice, policy and research.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
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Institution Name Curtin University of Technology
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Institution Type University
Course Duration N/A
Course University Curtin University of Technology

About Curtin University of Technology

Curtin is an innovative, global university known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future. Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.



  • Who We Are
    Since our inception, we have taken an innovative approach towards teaching and research.Our campuses are vibrant, welcoming spaces that value diversity and difference, emphasise industry connections and practical learning, have a strong commitment to social justice, and foster a forward-thinking culture for our students, staff and the wider community.In line with developments in Perth, we are beginning to transform our main Bentley Campus into a cultural hub where members of the community can live, study, work and socialise together as part of the Greater Curtin project. Our focus is always on delivering excellence and strengthening our position as a leading global university, according to our vision, mission and values.
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    Curtin’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research extends beyond course delivery. We forge significant, mutually-beneficial partnerships with industry and community organisations to share the benefits of our research outcomes and provide students the opportunity to learn in real workplaces.
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    As a leading global university, we strive to research and educate in ways that address international issues and challenges.If you join us as a student or staff member, you can expect to build life skills, join an international community and become part of a forward-thinking culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.Our research has become increasingly prominent on the international stage, which has resulted in us being ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.Our teaching is delivered to a high standard across all our locations. Our campuses in Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore are viewed as equally important, and we try to emphasise connections and collaborations as much as possible in our daily practices.
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    Our sustainability offerings examine policies and practices and address the complexities of the new global sustainable development goals that aim to support people, planet, prosperity and peace.Our sustainability program has a strong emphasis on professional practice. You will apply your skills and knowledge to real-life issues through professional work and community engagement and individual projects provide opportunities for research into real-world issues.
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    Drawing on expertise in design, construction, management, geography and planning and health, we explore and solve issues of sustainability as it applies to corporate responsibility, the natural and built environment, transport, energy usage and more through collaborative research projects.
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