The following ATAR profile and selection rank are from students offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in 2019.
BH106 – Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
(excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||97.25||98.6|
|Median rank to receive an offer||91.45||93.1|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||72.5||90.25|
NP [Not Published] = The ATAR profile is not available for this course due to the limited amount of data available.
RC [Range of Criteria] = ATAR is not the primary selection method for this course and additional selection tasks are required (e.g. test, interview, folio).
The following data provides an indication of the likely peer cohort for new undergraduate students at RMIT. It was collected from students who were enrolled after the census date and who started studying in Semester 1, 2018. It covers students at all Australian campuses, including international students studying in Australia. The data has been grouped by each student’s most relevant education or work and life experience.
|(A) Past higher education study||Number of students||14|
|% of all students||30.4|
|(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study||Number of students||7|
|% of all students||15.2|
|(C) Work and life experience||Number of students||0|
|% of all students||0|
|(D) Recent secondary education||Number of students||22|
|% of all students||47.8|
|International students||Number of students||<5|
|% of all students||6.5|
|All students||Number of students||46|
|% of all students||100|
This course provides students with undergraduate qualifications in social work and psychology for employment in the public, private and non-government sectors, including human service work, health and community-based agencies.
Students learn to apply interdisciplinary knowledge about Australian society, social problems and human experience and behaviour to work towards a socially just society. The course combines social work theory, practice skills and foundation studies in social science and psychology. Students undertake courses in sociology, politics, social theory and social policy, as well as developmental, behavioural, cognitive and social psychology.
In the final year students undertake a research project in their chosen area of social work practice. Students complete the five-year course with a professional qualification and an embedded Honours degree in social work and opportunities for further studies in psychology.
Essential requirements for enrolment or graduation.
Working with children check
Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course.
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Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g. ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).
Applicants not studying year 12 in 2018 should include a personal statement outlining:
– their reasons for wanting to study this program
– their intended career path
– their personal strengths and attributes relevant to the program
– details of any related work or voluntary experience.
Satisfactory completion of at least two courses (subjects) at an Australian undergraduate level (or overseas equivalent).
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Certificate IV or above (or equivalent).
Successful completion of an Australian senior secondary certificate of education (Year 12) or overseas equivalent.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL (or equivalent) or acheive an overall score of at least 155 in the STAT multiple choice.
VCE units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Equity access schemes take into account educational disadvantages and circumstances that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance.
School Network Access Program (SNAP)
Available to applicants studying year 12 at a SNAP partner school.
The SNAP access scheme is designed to increase tertiary access and participation of eligible students by giving them priority access to RMIT diploma and degree programs.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
The Indigenous Access Program will support your application into RMIT programs through an informal interview process with support from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Your relevant life, work, educational and training experience as preparation for study, in addition to any formal qualifications, are all considered.
VTAC applications – Semester 1, 2019
If you are a year 12 student and your course is advertised in VTAC you must apply via VTAC.
Applications open 6 August 2018.
Timely applications close 27 September 2018.
Late applications close 2 November 2018.
Very late applications close 7 December 2018 (earlier due dates may apply to some programs with selection tasks).
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Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.
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All undergraduate and honours degrees at RMIT have Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available. As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution fees.
Commonwealth supported places (CSP) for 2019 range from AU$6,566 to AU$10,958*.
* Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$303 maximum fee for 2018.
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