Você está na página 1de 137

Arts Schools

Electronic Postgraduate Handbook 2017

Western Sydney University

ISSN 1444-7770
Copyright © 2017 Western Sydney University

Units, courses, and arrangements for courses as stated


in the postgraduate and undergraduate electronic
handbooks (and any other Western Sydney University
publications or announcements) are an expression of
intent only and are not to be taken as a firm offer or
undertaking.
The University reserves the right to discontinue or vary
its units, courses and announcements at any time
without notice.
Information contained in this electronic handbook is
correct at the time of production (March 2017), unless
otherwise noted.
CRICOS Provider Code 00917K
In accordance with the Education Services for
Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, the University of
Western Sydney is registered on the Commonwealth
Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas
Students (CRICOS), Provider Code 00917K.
Overseas students studying in Australia must comply
with the requirements of the ESOS Act and the National
Code. They should consult the Federal
Government’s Australian International Education
webpage for the description of the ESOS legislation
and other relevant information. The University’s
International Postgraduate and Undergraduate
Prospectuses, and other promotional material
specifically prepared for overseas students, also
provide information about CRICOS registered courses
and conditions relating to study in Australia.
About the Arts Schools Academic credit
In most courses, academic credit will be granted for
Electronic Postgraduate previous studies. For example, Western Sydney
Handbook University has a number of agreements with TAFE to
grant credit for successfully completed TAFE studies.
Seek advice about credit prior to, or at enrolment.
Sessions and dates
There are two main sessions in 2017: Autumn and How to use this electronic book
Spring. Weeks shown in the dateline refer to the The first part of this electronic book contains
session weeks for these main sessions. information about current postgraduate courses
offered by the Schools of Education, Humanities &
The dateline is available at:
Communication Arts and Social Sciences &
https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/c
Psychology. The next part contains details on current
urrent_students/dates/2017_academic_year_dateline.
postgraduate specialisations in these courses, and
Unit outlines the final part has details of all units within in the
courses.
Brief outlines of units listed in the course section are
given in the second half of this electronic handbook. The courses are arranged mainly alphabetically. If
you know the course code, but not the name, consult
The unit outlines give a brief overview of each unit.
the COURSE CODE INDEX.
For some units this information is not available.
Please check the Western Sydney University website The units are arranged alphabetically. If you know the
for more recent information. For more information – code, but not the name, consult the UNIT CODE
details of textbooks, assessment methods, tutorial, INDEX at the back of the electronic book.
group work and practical requirements – contact the
unit coordinator. Check Website for Updates
Every effort is taken to ensure that the information
More information on unit offerings can be found
contained in this electronic book is correct at time of
at: http://handbook.westernsydney.edu.au/hbook/UNI
production. The latest information on course and unit
T_SEARCH.ASP.
offerings can be found at:
Unit not listed? http://handbook.westernsydney.edu.au/hbook/
If the unit you are looking for is not in the alphabetical
units section, consult your course coordinator for
details or check the unit search web page for updated
details on all units offered in 2017 at:
http://handbook.westernsydney.edu.au/hbook/UNIT_
SEARCH.ASP.

Prerequisites, co-requisites and


assumed knowledge
Students wishing to enrol in a unit for which they do
not have the prerequisites or assumed knowledge are
advised to discuss their proposed enrolment with an
academic adviser.
Where it is necessary to limit the number of students
who can enrol in a unit through shortage of space,
equipment, library resources, and so on, or to meet
safety requirements, preference will be given to
students who have completed the unit recommended
sequence in the course.
Western Sydney University

Contents

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 1
1720.2 Master of Inclusive Education 1
1722.2 Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education (exit only) 2
1721.1 Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education 2
1726.1 Master of Education (Leadership) 3
1728.1 Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) (exit only) 4
1727.1 Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership) (exit only) 5
1723.1 Master of Education (Social Ecology) 5
1725.1 Graduate Diploma in Education (Social Ecology) (exit only) 6
1724.2 Graduate Certificate in Education (Social Ecology) 7
1783.1 Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years) 8
1784.1 Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) (exit only) 13
1781.1 Master of Teaching (Primary) 15
1782.1 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only) 17
1830.1 Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education 17
1845.1 Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Education 18
1714.1 Master of Teaching (Secondary) 19
1715.1 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only) 21
1716.1 Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only) 21
1846.1 Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation) 22
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS 24
1821.1 Master of Accessible Media 24
1824.1 Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy 25
1825.1 Graduate Diploma in Continental Philosophy 26
1826.1 Graduate Certificate in Continental Philosophy 27
1827.1 Master of Arts (Creative Arts) 28
1828.1 Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts (exit only) 29
1829.1 Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts (exit only) 29
1831.2 Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing 30
1832.2 Graduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing (exit only) 31
1833.2 Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing (exit only) 32
1687.3 Master of Arts (Research Studies)/PhD 32
1800.1 Master of Arts in TESOL 33
1801.1 Graduate Diploma in TESOL 34
1802.1 Graduate Certificate in TESOL 35
1780.2 Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies 35
1778.1 Graduate Diploma in Interpreting Studies (exit only) 37
1779.1 Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies (exit only) 38
1856.1 Master of Creative Industries 38
1857.1 Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries 40
1858.1 Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries 41
1650.1 Master of Creative Music Therapy 42
1836.1 Master of Digital Humanities 43
1777.2 Master of Interpreting and Translation 44
1775.1 Graduate Diploma in Interpreting 46
1776.1 Graduate Diploma in Translation 47
1602.5 Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation 48
1816.1 Master of Translation and TESOL 49
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY 51
4595.8 Master of Art Therapy 51
4596.4 Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only) 53
1700.2 Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy (exit only) 53
1812.1 Master of Clinical Psychology 53
1647.5 Graduate Diploma in Counselling 55
1648.5 Graduate Certificate in Counselling 56
1796.2 Graduate Diploma in Psychology 56
1630.2 Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies 57
1712.2 Master of Planning 59
1814.1 Master of Professional Psychology 60
1817.1 Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling 61
1770.1 Master of Social Science 62
1771.1 Graduate Diploma in Social Science 63

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook, 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

1772.1 Graduate Certificate in Social Science 64


1792.1 Master of Social Work (Qualifying) 64
1674.2 Master of Urban Management and Planning 65
1675.1 Graduate Diploma in Urban Management and Planning 66
1676.2 Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Planning 67
ST1000.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Studies in Art Therapy 70
ST1001.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Studies in Counselling 70
ST1003.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Development, Security and Sustainability 70
ST1004.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Policing Leadership 70
ST1005.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Urban Studies 71
ST1006.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Difference and Diversity 71
ST1007.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Digital Research and Social Data Analytics 71
ST1008.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - International Criminology 72
ST1009.1 Postgraduate Specialisation - Religion and Society 72

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook, 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Admission


Applicants for admission into the Master of Inclusive
Education must have successfully completed an
Master of Inclusive Education undergraduate degree, or higher, in teaching/education that
leads to a professional teaching qualification.
An undergraduate degree in teaching includes the historical
1720.2 2-3 year Diploma of Teaching/Education prior to 1987.
Additional Information for Applicants:
Students should follow the course structure for the course All local applicants must apply via the Universities
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version Admission Centre (UAC)
applies to students whose commencement year for this
International applicants who are non-student visa holders,
course is 2016 or later.
and are in a permissible visa category, must apply directly
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are to Western Sydney University via the International Office.
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
International students who did not complete their
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
Language proficiency requirements and must provide
most up to date information for your course.
evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute of Teaching and
The Master of Inclusive Education is a post-initial teaching School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following:
qualification which enables teachers to work with
1. An Academic version of the International English
individuals with additional needs across a range of settings
Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF)
(early childhood, primary, secondary, post-school).
that shows:
Advancing the quality of life and learning outcomes for
individuals with additional needs requires specialists who
not only hold the necessary knowledge, but possess skills ° a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and

and dispositions to work in a manner that builds the


capacity of individuals with additional needs, their families
° a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.
The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF
and those working with them. The course considers and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month
individuals with a range of disabilities and needs across the period prior to submitting an application.
lifespan. The course includes a teaching practicum with
students with additional needs, and the construction and or
completion of a research project. Delivered through a 2. An applicant who has completed study assessed by
flexible online mode, and founded in authentic learning AITSL as comparable to at least four years of full-time (or
experiences, the course is well-suited to in-service teachers part-time equivalent) higher education (university) study,
across Australia and beyond Western Sydney Universitys' that results in a qualification/s comparable to the education
Master of Inclusive Education is recognised as a post-initial level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher (must
teaching qualification in Inclusive/Special Education (for include a recognised initial teacher education qualification)
example, teachers who are qualified to teach in either undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,
primary or secondary and then complete the Master of New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.
Inclusive Education are recognised as Special Education Details of acceptable proof are available on The
teachers for K-12 by the NSW Department of Education University's International website
and Communities). The Inclusive Education qualification of Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
early childhood and adult education teachers working in the Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
disability field is subject to recognition by their employers. Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Study Mode Western Sydney University.
Two to three years part-time.
Students must also complete Child Protection training and
Location Working with Children Check Student Declaration, as well
as obtain Anaphylaxis certification. In addition, students
Campus Attendance Mode must also meet literacy and numeracy requirements and
Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal Inherent Requirements for teaching.

Special Requirements
Advanced Standing Students must satisfactorily complete Child Protection
Students with a postgraduate (Level 8) qualification OR a training and Working with Children Check Student
bachelor qualification (Level 7) plus three years full time of Declaration, as well as obtain Anaphylaxis certification.
teaching experience can apply for up to four units
Advanced Standing, assessed at the time of admission. Course Structure
Accreditation Qualification for this award requires the successful
Qualified primary or secondary teachers who complete this completion of 120 credit points consisting of three core
course will become recognised Special Education teachers units and nine alternate units listed in the recommended
across K-12 with NSW Department of Education and sequence below.
Communities. Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma after the
successful completion of 80 credit points of study or

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 1

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Graduate Certificate after the successful completion of 40


credit points of study of the relevant units, selected from a Location
restricted list of the Master of Inclusive Education units. Campus Attendance Mode
Exit Awards Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal

Part-time
Course Structure
Core Units Qualification for this award requires the successful
101656.2 completion of 80 credit points by completing eight out of
Researching Practice
102163.1 twelve of the following units offered in course 1720 - Master
Professional Project
102153.1 of Inclusive Education.
Professional Experience (Additional Needs)
102149.2 Inclusive Environments
Alternate units (the first ten units below are only on 102156.1 Disability in Context
offer once every two years) 102166.1 Person-Centred Practice
102154.1 Technology Assisting Learning
102149.2 Inclusive Environments 102146.1 Effective Working Relationships
102156.1 Disability in Context 102147.1 Assessing to Support Learning
102166.1 Person-Centred Practice 102151.1 Managing Challenging and Diverse
102154.1 Technology Assisting Learning Behaviour
102146.1 Effective Working Relationships 102150.1 Universal Design for Learning
102147.1 Assessing to Support Learning 102158.1 Learning and Teaching in Challenging
102151.1 Managing Challenging and Diverse Contexts
Behaviour 102168.1 Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102150.1 Universal Design for Learning 102322.1 Addressing Diversity in Mathematics
102158.1 Learning and Teaching in Challenging Teaching and Learning
Contexts 102324.1 Assessment and Intervention for
102168.1 Principles and Practices of Evaluation Mathematics and Numeracy Learning
102322.1 Addressing Diversity in Mathematics
Teaching and Learning
102324.1 Assessment and Intervention for Graduate Certificate in Inclusive
Mathematics and Numeracy Learning Education

Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education


1721.1
(exit only)
Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
1722.2 applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is mid-year of 2015 or later.
1722 Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is an exit The Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education is designed
award from 1720 Master of Inclusive Education. Applicants for graduates with qualifications in a relevant field such as
apply to 1720 - Master of Inclusive Education and exit with teaching or allied health. Candidates may be either
the Graduate Diploma award. currently working with individuals with additional needs or
The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is designed aspiring to move into this field.
for graduates with qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. The Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education equips
education, and allied health professions such as speech graduates with the skills, knowledge and dispositions which
pathology, physiotherapy, psychology, occupational will enable them to work effectively in the field by exposing
therapy, nursing and social work). These professionals may them to theory and practice that will support the holistic
be either currently working with individuals with additional development and inclusion of individuals with additional
needs or aspire to move into this area of specialisation. needs across the lifespan. Founded on authentic learning
Graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experiences and analysis of theory and the research
dispositions to enhance their work with individuals with literature, professionals are enabled to apply their studies to
additional needs. The course exposes professionals to their current professional situation and/or interests.
theory and practice that will support the holistic Covering Australian and international theory and practice
development and inclusion of individuals with additional and delivered through a flexible online mode, the course is
needs. The course considers individuals with a range of well-suited to professionals across Australia and beyond.
disabilities and needs, across the lifespan. Founded on
authentic learning experiences, professionals can apply Study Mode
their studies to their current professional situation and/or One year part-time.
interests. Students complete 8 units that are delivered
through a flexible online mode. Location
Study Mode Campus Attendance Mode
Two years part-time. Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 2

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

102147.1 Assessing to Support Learning


Admission 102151.1 Managing Challenging and Diverse
Applicants for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Behaviour
Inclusive Education must have successfully completed an 102150.1 Universal Design for Learning
undergraduate degree, or higher, in teaching/education, 102158.1 Learning and Teaching in Challenging
rehabilitation therapies, human welfare studies and Contexts
services, or behavioural science. An undergraduate degree
in teaching includes the historical 2-3 year Diploma of Master of Education (Leadership)
Teaching/Education prior to 1987.
Additional Information for Applicants:
All local applicants must apply via the Universities 1726.1
Admission Centre (UAC)
International applicants who are non-student visa holders, Students should follow the course structure for the course
and are in a permissible visa category, must apply directly version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
to Western Sydney University via the International Office. applies to students whose commencement year for this
International students who did not complete their course is 2015 or later.
undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English The Masters of Education (Leadership) critically examines
Language proficiency requirements and must provide recent developments in theory, policy, practice and
evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute of Teaching and methodologies for research for educational leadership
School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following: across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE,
1. An Academic version of the International English community-based and other professional settings. We
Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) recognise that leadership emerges and is enacted in
that shows: diverse ways and in relationships and is crucial for fostering
change and educational transformation, and that
° a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and educational leaders are responsible for developing the
leadership capacities of others. Students will develop
° a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening. knowledge of research principles and practices in
The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF educational leadership and review and evaluate theory and
and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month scholarship. They will apply concepts and theories to new
period prior to submitting an application. bodies of knowledge and practice. They will design original
evidence-based investigations, and analyse and synthesise
or a range of data about complex problems in order to reframe
2. An applicant who has completed study assessed by problems and generate solutions. They will develop and
AITSL as comparable to at least four years of full-time (or evaluate innovations to improve learning outcomes in
part-time equivalent) higher education (university) study, workplace settings, communicate their findings to diverse
that results in a qualification/s comparable to the education audiences and contribute to scholarship in educational
level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher (must leadership. This course is delivered through a combination
include a recognised initial teacher education qualification) of online and intensive on-campus teaching methods.
undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,
New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States. Study Mode
Details of acceptable proof are available on The Two to three years part-time.
University's International website
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Location
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Campus Attendance Mode
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal
Western Sydney University.
Advanced Standing
Special Requirements Students with a postgraduate (Level 8) qualification OR a
Students must satisfactorily complete Child Protection bachelor qualification (Level 7) plus three years FT of
training and Working with Children Check Student professional work experience in the fields of teaching/
Declaration, as well as obtain Anaphylaxis certification. education, political science, policy studies, human welfare
studies and services, or behavioural science can apply for
Course Structure up to four units Advanced Standing, assessed at the time of
Qualification for this award requires the successful admission.
completion of 40 credit points which consists of completing
any four of the nine units listed below. Admission
Applicants for admission into the Master of Education
Core units (Leadership) must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree, or higher, in teaching/education,
102149.2 Inclusive Environments political science, policy studies, health, human welfare
102156.1 Disability in Context studies and services, or behavioural science. An
102166.1 Person-Centred Practice undergraduate degree in teaching includes the historical 2-
102154.1 Technology Assisting Learning 3 year Diploma of Teaching/Education prior to 1987
102146.1 Effective Working Relationships

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 3

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

OR a diploma or higher, in teaching/education, political


science, policy studies, human welfare studies and Year 1 Semester 1
services, or behavioural science AND 5 years professional 101658.1 Transformative Learning
work experience in these fields 102158.1 Learning and Teaching in Challenging
Additional Information for Applicants: Contexts
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the Year 1 Semester 2
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
102161.1 Leading Change
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may 102155.1 Teaching and Learning with Adults
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of Year 2 Semester 1
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable 102159.1 Designing Curriculum Futures
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying 102168.1 Principles and Practices of Evaluation
directly to the University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website.
Year 2 Semester 2
International applicants who are non-student visa holders,
and are in a permissible visa category, must apply directly 100701.1 Leadership, Mentoring and Professional
to Western Sydney University via the International Office. Growth
International students who did not complete their 102165.1 At the cultural interface - learning two ways
undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English
Language proficiency requirements: Year 3 Semester 1

° IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall score with a minimum


6.0 in each subtest
101656.2 Researching Practice

Any one unit from the 1723 Master of Education (Social


° TOEFL - 575 (minimum 4.5 in TWE)
Ecology) or the 1720 Master of Inclusive Education
° TOEFL computer based test - 232 (minimum 4.5 in
essay writing) Year 3 Semester 2

° TOEFL Internet based test - 89 (writing = 21 and all


subtests = 18)
102163.1
102160.1
Professional Project
Education Policy, Practice and Global
Knowledge Co-construction
° Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - (CAE)

° Grade = B
Graduate Diploma in Education
° Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Leadership) (exit only)
° Grade = C
The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF 1728.1
and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month
period prior to submitting an application. Students should follow the course structure for the course
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills applies to students whose commencement year for this
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian course is 2015 or later.
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and The Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) exit only
Western Sydney University. explores recent developments in theory, policy and practice
relating to educational leadership across early childhood,
Course Structure primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and
Qualification for this award requires the successful other professional settings. We recognise that leadership
completion of 120 credit points in the recommended emerges and is enacted in diverse ways and in
sequence below. relationships and is crucial for fostering change and
Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate educational transformation. Students will review, analyse,
Certificate on completion of the relevant units.Refer to links and apply advanced knowledge and skills for leadership to
below for structure requirements for these two exit awards. a range of complex problems in workplaces and
professional practice. They will initiate and implement
Recommended Sequence innovations to improve learning outcomes in workplace
settings, generate solutions and communicate these to
Part-time diverse audiences. This course is delivered through a
combination of online and intensive on-campus teaching
Years 1 and 2 are offered in alternate calendar years, and methods.
are interchangeable. Students select from the units on offer
in each semester/ year of enrolment. Not all listed units will Study Mode
be offered in every year. Two years part-time.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 4

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Location Study Mode


Campus Attendance Mode One year part-time.

Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal Location


Campus Attendance Mode
Admission
Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal
1728 - Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) is an
exit award from 1726 - Master of Education (Leadership).
Admission
Course Structure 1727 - Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership) is an
exit award from 1726 -Master of Education (Leadership),
This course is an exit award only. Qualification for this
award requires the successful completion of 80 credit
points which include the units listed below. Course Structure
Students may elect to exit course 1726 Master of Education This course is an exit award only. Qualification for this
(Leadership) after the completion of the following units award requires the successful completion of 40 credit
points.
101658.1 Transformative Learning Students may elect to exit the Master of Education
102161.1 Leading Change (Leadership) after the completion of:
and at least four specialist units from the 1726 Master of 101658.1 Transformative Learning
Education (Leadership) plus two additional units from any 102161.1 Leading Change
units offered as part of the Master of Education suite (1723
M Education (Social Ecology); 1726 M Education and two specialist units from the Master of Education
(Leadership); 1720 M Inclusive Education). (Leadership).

Specialist units Specialist units


102168.1 Principles and Practices of Evaluation 102168.1 Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102159.1 Designing Curriculum Futures 102159.1 Designing Curriculum Futures
102155.1 Teaching and Learning with Adults 102155.1 Teaching and Learning with Adults
100701.1 Leadership, Mentoring and Professional 100701.1 Leadership, Mentoring and Professional
Growth Growth
102158.1 Learning and Teaching in Challenging 102158.1 Learning and Teaching in Challenging
Contexts Contexts
102160.1 Education Policy, Practice and Global 102160.1 Education Policy, Practice and Global
Knowledge Co-construction Knowledge Co-construction

Graduate Certificate in Education Master of Education (Social Ecology)


(Leadership) (exit only)
1723.1
1727.1
Students should follow the course structure for the course
Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this
applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.
course is 2015 or later. TThe Master of Education (Social Ecology) examines
TThe Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership) exit recent developments in inter-relationships between the
only explores recent developments in theory, policy and personal, social, environmental and spiritual domains. It
practice relating to educational leadership across early works with an understanding that everything we do as
childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community- individuals affects others; that we are parts of the systems
based and other professional settings. We recognise that in which we live and take responsibility for. Students will
leadership emerges and is enacted in diverse ways and in develop an advanced understanding of social-ecological
relationships and is crucial for fostering change and theory and apply it using critical thinking, creative practice
educational transformation. Students will review, analyse, and effective communication. They will develop an
and apply specialised knowledge and skills for leadership to understanding of research principles and methods
a range of complex problems in workplaces and appropriate to the field to justify and interpret social-
professional practice. They will initiate and implement ecological insights, contribute to scholarship in the field and
innovations to improve learning outcomes in workplace make it available to a non-specialised audience. This
settings, generate solutions and communicate these to course is delivered through a combination of online and
diverse audiences. This course is delivered through a intensive on campus teaching methods.
combination of online and intensive on-campus teaching
methods. Study Mode
Two to three years part-time.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 5

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Location Part-time
Campus Attendance Mode
Students must complete the following ten core units
Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal
Core Units
Advanced Standing 102152.1 Social Ecology
Students with a postgraduate (Level 8) qualification OR a 101656.2 Researching Practice
bachelor qualification (Level 7) plus three years full time of 102163.1 Professional Project
professional work experience can apply for up to four units
Advanced Standing, assessed at the time of admission. The following core units are offered in alternate years
101658.1 Transformative Learning
Admission 102161.1 Leading Change
Applicants for admission into the Master of Education 102148.1 Engaging Communities
(Social Ecology) must have successfully completed an 102157.1 Ecopedagogies
undergraduate degree in any discipline 101652.1 Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
OR a diploma or higher, in any discipline AND 5 years 102165.1 At the cultural interface - learning two ways
professional work experience. 101651.1 Applied Imagination
Additional Information for Applicants:
Plus
All local applicants must apply via the Universities
Admission Centre (UAC), see Any two units from the 1726 - Master of Education
(Leadership) or 1720 - Master of Inclusive Education.
International applicants who are non-student visa holders,
and are in a permissible visa category, must apply directly
to Western Sydney University via the International Office.
Graduate Diploma in Education (Social
International students who did not complete their Ecology) (exit only)
undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English
Language proficiency requirements:
1725.1
° IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall score with a minimum
6.0 in each subtest This course is an exit award only. Students may elect to exit
° TOEFL - 575 (minimum 4.5 in TWE) the 1723 - Master of Education (Social Ecology) after the
completion of the 80 credit points with the 1725 - Graduate
° TOEFL computer based test - 232 (minimum 4.5 in
essay writing)
Diploma in Education (Social Ecology).
The Graduate Diploma in Education (Social Ecology)
° TOEFL Internet based test - 89 (writing = 21 and all
subtests = 18)
explores the inter-relationships between the personal,
social, environmental and spiritual domains. We
° Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - (CAE) acknowledge that everything we do as individuals affects
others. We view ourselves as parts of the systems in which
° Grade = B we live, taking responsibility for our roles. Students will
apply an advanced social-ecological understanding to their
° Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
specialised professional or community environment to
° Grade = C arrive at coherent understandings of those systems of
practice. They will develop skills in the analysis and
The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF synthesis of ecological relationships through critical
and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month thinking, creative practice and effective communication.
period prior to submitting an application. Graduates will demonstrate a high level of awareness of
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian social-ecological issues and take responsibility for their
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills development and implementation. This course is delivered
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian through a combination of online and intensive on campus
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and teaching methods.
Western Sydney University.
Study Mode
Course Structure Two years part-time.
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 120 credit points including the units listed
Location
below. Campus Attendance Mode
Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal
Certificate on completion of the relevant units.Refer to links
below for structure requirements for these two exit awards. Admission
This is an exit award only from 1723 - Master of Education
(Social Ecology).

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 6

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Course Structure Location


This course is an exit award only. Qualification for this Campus Attendance Mode
award requires the successful completion of 80 credit Penrith Campus Part Time Multi Modal
points which include the units listed below.
Students may elect to exit course 1723 Master of Education Admission
(Social Ecology) after the completion of the following
Applicants for admission into the Graduate Certificate in
102152.1 Social Ecology Education (Social Ecology) must have successfully
completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline
and at least five specialist units from the 1723 - Master of (Level 7) OR
Education (Social Ecology) plus two additional units from a diploma or higher, in any discipline AND at least 5 years
among any units offered as part of the Master of Education full-time professional work experience
suite (1723 Master of Education (Social Ecology); 1726
Master of Education (Leadership); 1720 Master of Inclusive Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
Education). holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Specialist units Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
101651.1 Applied Imagination have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
101652.1 Ecopsychology and Cultural Change International applicants who are applying through the
102165.1 At the cultural interface - learning two ways Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
102157.1 Ecopedagogies minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
102148.1 Engaging Communities proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
102161.1 Leading Change directly to the University should also use the information
101658.1 Transformative Learning provided on the UAC website.
International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office.
Graduate Certificate in Education (Social International students applying to The University through
Ecology) the International Office can find details of minimum English
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website.
1724.2 International students who did not complete their
undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English
Students should follow the course structure for the course Language proficiency requirements:
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2016 or later.
° IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall score with a minimum
6.0 in each subtest
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
° TOEFL - 575 (minimum 4.5 in TWE)

studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer ° TOEFL computer based test - 232 (minimum 4.5 in
essay writing)
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course. ° TOEFL Internet based test - 89 (writing = 21 and all
subtests = 18)
The Graduate Certificate of Education (Social Ecology)
explores the inter-relationships between the personal,
social, environmental and spiritual domains. We
° Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - (CAE)

acknowledge that everything we do as individuals affects ° Grade = B


others. We view ourselves as parts of the systems in which
we live, taking responsibility for our roles. Students apply ° Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

an introduction to social-ecological understanding to their


professional or community environment to arrive at
° Grade = C
The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF
engaged understandings of those systems of practice. They and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month
develop skills in the analysis of ecological relationships period prior to submitting an application.
through critical thinking, creative practice and effective
communication. Graduates demonstrate awareness of Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
social-ecological issues and take responsibility for their Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
development. This course is delivered through a Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
combination of online and on campus intensive teaching qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
methods. Western Sydney University.

Study Mode Course Structure


One year part-time. Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 40 credit points consisting of one core unit
and three units from a pool of Specialist units listed in the
recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 7

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Core Unit Admission


102152.1 Social Ecology Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree in any discipline. Applicants wishing
to graduate with a Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years)
Specialist units must have at least eight units of study in a curriculum area
101651.1 Applied Imagination (equivalent of one year of study) in their undergraduate
101652.1 Ecopsychology and Cultural Change degree in order to meet the curriculum requirements of the
102165.1 At the cultural interface - learning two ways NSW Institute of Teachers. Where these requirements are
102157.1 Ecopedagogies not met, applicants may be offered concurrent enrolment in
102148.1 Engaging Communities up to four undergraduate units of study.
102161.1 Leading Change Additional Information for Applicants:
101658.1 Transformative Learning Current students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to
Teaching Birth – 5 / Birth – 12), Bachelor of Social Science
Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) and Bachelor of
Education (Birth – 5 Years) can apply via the Western
12 Years) Sydney University Transition to Teaching. All other local
applicants must apply via the Universities Admission Centre
(UAC)
1783.1 International applicants must apply directly to the University
via the International Office.
Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version International students who did not complete their
applies to students whose commencement year in this undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English
course is 2015 or later. Language proficiency requirements and must provide
evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute of Teaching and
The Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years / Birth - 12 Years) School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following:
is a post graduate initial teaching qualification. It provides
students with the flexibility of a teaching qualification for 1. An Academic version of the International English
early childhood or a combined early childhood and primary Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF)
teaching qualification. Students can choose to focus on that shows an overall score of 7.5 and:
teaching in the prior to school areas with an early exit point
of a Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) or they can ° a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and
undertake an additional six months of study to complete a
teaching qualification for early childhood and primary school
° a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

teaching with the Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years). The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF
This course would be appropriate for people wanting to and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month
work as a qualified teacher in preschool and early period prior to submitting an application.
childhood services and also in a primary school setting. Or
2. An applicant has completed study assessed by AITSL as
Study Mode comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time
Two and a half years full-time. equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results
in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an
Location Australian bachelor degree or higher (must include a
Campus Attendance Mode recognised initial teacher education qualification)
undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Details of acceptable proof are available on The
University's International website
Accreditation Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
The Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 years) is a professional Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
teaching qualification for students possessing a relevant Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
bachelor`s degree. It has been professionally accredited by qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
the NSW Education Standards Authority. Graduates will Western Sydney University.
meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate
Teachers. This course has been approved by the Australian Special Requirements Prerequisites
Children`s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Prior to enrolling students must:
• Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training
Inherent requirements
• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check
There are inherent requirements for this course that you
must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. • Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training
Make sure you read and understand the requirements for • Meet Inherent Requirements for Master of Teaching (Birth
this course online. - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

Course Completion Prerequisites


Prior to graduating students must:

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 8

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy test. 101899.1 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102104.2 Theorising Play
Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful Year 2
completion of 200 credit points including the core units
1H Session
listed in the recommended sequence below.
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
Recommended sequence 102102.2 Children, Families, Communities
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
Start-year Intake 102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
Year 1
2H Session
1H Session
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice Technology
102101.1 Diverse Literacies 101625.2 Inclusive Practices
102102.2 Children, Families, Communities 102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102104.2 Theorising Play 102103.1 Community Leadership

2H Session Year 3
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning 1H Session
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
101899.1 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership 102108.2 Leadership and Management
102103.1 Community Leadership 101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
Year 2
Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 -
1H Session Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the
102108.2 Leadership and Management following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years Years).
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years 2H Session
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
2H Session 101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and 102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6
Technology
101625.2 Inclusive Practices
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership Recommended Sequence
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) and Bachelor of Social Science
Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) - (40 credit points
Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to
following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities;
Years). Community Leadership)
Year 3 Start-year Intake
1H Session Year 1
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
1H Session
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6 102101.1 Diverse Literacies
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102108.2 Leadership and Management
Recommended Sequence
Mid-year Intake 2H Session
Year 1 102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
2H Session Technology
101625.2 Inclusive Practices
102101.1 Diverse Literacies 102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 9

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2


Year 2 102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6
1H Session
Recommended sequence
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
Birth - 5 / Birth – 12) AND Bachelor of Social Science
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
(Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) (40 credit points
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to
Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities;
Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the Community Leadership)
following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12
Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern
Years).
Year 1
2H Session
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 1H Session
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology 102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 102101.1 Diverse Literacies
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6 101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
Recommended Sequence 102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) and Bachelor of Social Science 2H Session
(Pathway to Early Chilhood Teaching) - (40 credit points
advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to 101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities; Technology
Community Leadership) 101625.2 Inclusive Practices
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
Mid-year Intake 102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
Year 1
Summer Session
2H Session
102108.2 Leadership and Management
102101.1 Diverse Literacies 102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 -
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the
following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12
Year 2 Years).

1H Session Year 2
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice 1H Session
102108.2 Leadership and Management
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years 101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments 101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6
2H Session
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Recommended sequence
Technology
For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
101625.2 Inclusive Practices
Birth - 5 / Birth – 12) AND Bachelor of Social Science
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
(Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) (40 credit points
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to
Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities;
Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the Community Leadership)
following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12
Mid-year Intake Accelerated Pattern
Years).
Year 1
Year 3
2H Session
1H Session
102101.1 Diverse Literacies
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 10

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and 102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
Technology
101625.2 Inclusive Practices Two BA units
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
Year 2
Summer Session 1H Session
102108.2 Leadership and Management 102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning 101583.2 Primary Science & Technology

Year 2 One BA unit

1H Session 2H Session

102100.1 Research and Professional Practice 101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years 101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments 102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years Recommended sequence
For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood
Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 -
Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced
Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the
standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899
following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12
Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research
Years).
and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies,
2H Session 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103
Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 Professional Experience 3-5 Years)
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6 Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of
Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four
Recommended sequence Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject
For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units
Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced should include Analytical Reading and Writing,
standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other
Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the
and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies, Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors.
102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103 Mid year Intake
Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical
Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 Year 1
Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110
Professional Experience 3-5 Years) 2H Session
Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of 101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four Technology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject 102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units
should include Analytical Reading and Writing, Two BA units
Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other
units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the Year 2
Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors.
1H Session
Start-year Intake
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
Year 1 101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
1H Session
One BA unit
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years 2H Session
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
One BA unit 101583.2 Primary Science & Technology

2H Session One BA unit


101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Technology

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 11

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical


Year 3 Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109
Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110
1H Session Professional Experience 3-5 Years)
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6 Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject
content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units
should include Analytical Reading and Writing,
Recommended sequence Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other
For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the
Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors.
standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899
Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research Mid year Intake Accelerated
and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies,
102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103 Year 1
Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical
Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 2H Session
Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Professional Experience 3-5 Years) Technology
Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of 102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four
Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject Two BA units
content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units
should include Analytical Reading and Writing, Summer Session
Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other Two BA units
units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the
Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors. Year 2

Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern 1H Session

Year 1 101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments


102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
1H Session 101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years 2H Session
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice 101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
2H Session 101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Technology
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy Recommended Sequence
For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor
Two BA units of Education (Birth – 5 Years) - (Students receive advanced
standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899
Summer Session Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102102 Children,
Two BA units Families, Communities, 102107 Practising Pedagogical
Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109
Year 2 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110
Professional Experience 3-5 Years, 101803 Literacy in the
1H Session Early Years; 101105 Prosocial Learning Environments,
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology 102105 Creative Teaching and Learning).
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 Start-year Intake
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6 Year 1

Recommended sequence 1H Session


For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood 102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced 102101.1 Diverse Literacies
standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 102104.2 Theorising Play
Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research 101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies,
102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 12

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

2H Session Location
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy Campus Attendance Mode
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Technology
102103.1 Community Leadership Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal

Year 2 Accreditation
the Master of Teaching (Birth-5 years) is a professional
1H Session early childhood teaching qualification for students
possessing a recognised and relevant bachelor degree.
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 The program is approved by the Australian Children’s
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6 Graduates of this course will be registered teachers with
the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and meet
Recommended sequence the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the
For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor Graduate Teacher level.
of Education (Birth – 5 Years) - (Students receive advanced
standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Admission
Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102102 Children, The Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) is an early exit
Families, Communities, 102107 Practising Pedagogical point from the Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years) for
Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 students who wish to graduate with a Birth - 5 Years
Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 qualification only.
Professional Experience 3-5 Years, 101803 Literacy in the
Early Years; 101105 Prosocial Learning Environments, Course Structure
102105 Creative Teaching and Learning) Qualification for this award requires the successful
Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern completion of 160 credit points (16 units) listed in the
recommended sequence below.
Year 1
Start-year Intake
1H Session
Recommended Sequence
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
102101.1 Diverse Literacies Year 1
102104.2 Theorising Play
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 1H Session
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology 102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
102101.1 Diverse Literacies
2H Session 102102.2 Children, Families, Communities
102104.2 Theorising Play
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Technology
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy 2H Session
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102103.1 Community Leadership 102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
102111.2 Professional Experience K - 6 101899.1 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102103.1 Community Leadership
Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) (exit
only) Year 2

1H Session
1784.1 102108.2 Leadership and Management
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
The Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) is an early exit 101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
point from the 1783 - Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years) 102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
for students who wish to graduate with a Birth - 5 Years
qualification only. 2H Session
Study Mode 101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Two years full-time. Technology
101625.2 Inclusive Practices
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 13

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments


Mid-year Intake 102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
Year 1

2H Session Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern


102101.1 Diverse Literacies For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) (40 credit points advanced standing for
101899.1 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership;
102104.2 Theorising Play Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership)

Year 1
Year 2
1H Session
1H Session
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice 102101.1 Diverse Literacies
102102.2 Children, Families, Communities 102108.2 Leadership and Management
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments 101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years 101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
2H Session
2H Session
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Technology 101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
101625.2 Inclusive Practices Technology
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning 101625.2 Inclusive Practices
102103.1 Community Leadership 102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
Year 3 102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
1H Session
102108.2 Leadership and Management Mid-year Intake
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) (40 credit points advanced standing for
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership;
Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership)
Start-year Intake Recommended Sequence
For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) (40 credit points advanced standing for Year 1
Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership;
Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership) 2H Session
102101.1 Diverse Literacies
Recommended Sequence 102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
Year 1 102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
1H Session
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice Year 2
102101.1 Diverse Literacies 1H Session
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
102108.2 Leadership and Management 102100.1 Research and Professional Practice
102108.2 Leadership and Management
2H Session 101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
Technology 2H Session
101625.2 Inclusive Practices
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy 101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years Technology
101625.2 Inclusive Practices
Year 2 102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
1H Session
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 14

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Mid-year Intake Accelerated Pattern Accreditation


For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a professional
Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) (40 credit points advanced standing for teaching qualification for students possessing a relevant
Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership; bachelor`s degree. It has been professionally accredited by
Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership) the NSW Education Standards Authority. Graduates will
meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate
Year 1 Teachers.

2H Session Inherent requirements


102108.2 Leadership and Management There are inherent requirements for this course that you
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years must meet in order to complete your course and graduate.
102106.1 People, Place and Pedagogy Make sure you read and understand the requirements for
101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and this course online.
Technology
101625.2 Inclusive Practices Admission
102109.1 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree with at least eight units (equivalent
of one year) of study in at least one area relevant to primary
Year 2
teaching in order to meet the curriculum requirements of
1H Session the NSW Institute of Teachers. Where these requirements
are not met, applicants may be offered concurrent
102100.1 Research and Professional Practice enrolment in up to four undergraduate units of study.
102108.2 Leadership and Management Additional Information for Applicants:
102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
101105.3 Prosocial Learning Environments Current students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to
102107.1 Practising Pedagogical Leadership Teaching Primary) can apply via the Western Sydney
102110.1 Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years University Transition to Teaching. All other local applicants
must apply via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).
International applicants must apply directly to the University
Master of Teaching (Primary) via the International Office.
International students who did not complete their
undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English
1781.1 Language proficiency requirements and must provide
evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute of Teaching and
Students should follow the course structure for the course School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following:
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
1. An Academic version of the International English
applies to students whose commencement year in this
Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF)
course is 2015 or later.
that shows an overall score of at least 7.5 and:
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a professional
teaching qualification for students possessing an
appropriate bachelor’s degree. It prepares graduates for
° a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and

careers in primary school settings and other educational ° a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.
fields in New South Wales for professional program The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF
accreditation with the Australian Institute for Teaching and and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month
School Leadership. The degree provides deep engagement period prior to submitting an application.
in primary education, on campus and in schools, through 2. An applicant has completed study assessed by AITSL as
innovative approaches to teaching and learning. It involves comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time
students in engaged learning and work integrated learning, equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results
through placements in agencies and schools. There is an in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an
early exit point, the Graduate Diploma in Educational Australian bachelor degree or higher (must include a
Studies (Primary) (exit only), for students not seeking a recognised initial teacher education qualification)
professional teaching qualification. undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,
New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.
Study Mode Details of acceptable proof are available on The
Two years full-time.
University's International website
Location Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Campus Attendance Mode
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University.
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 15

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Special Requirements Prerequisites Full-time mode (1.5 years)


Prior to enrolling, students in units 101577 Classrooms
Without Borders; 102073 Primary Professional Practice 1 Year 1
and 102074 Primary Professional Practice must: 1H session
• Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training
• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check Module 2
• Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training 102076.1 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
• Meet Inherent Requirements for Master of Teaching 102073.2 Primary Professional Practice 1
(Primary) 101579.2 Primary English and Literacy 1
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
Course Completion Prerequisites
Prior to graduating students must: 2H session
• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy test. Module 3
Course Structure 102072.1 Primary Health and Physical Education
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2
Qualification for this award requires the successful
101585.2 Primary Creative Arts
completion of 160 credit points including the units listed in
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
the recommended sequence below.
Students can exit with the 1782 - Graduate Diploma in
Educational Studies (Primary) on completion of 80 credit Year 2
points of study selected from the Master of Teaching
1H session
(Primary) units.
Module 4
Recommended sequence
102075.2 Researching and Developing Engaging
Course Structure for BA Pathway to Teaching Pedagogies
Primary students who complete 40 credit 102074.3 Primary Professional Practice 2
points of the M Teach as part of the 101584.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
Education Studies Major in the BA 101286.3 Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning

Accelerated Full-time mode (1 year) Course structure for students with degree
Year 1
other than BA Pathway to Teaching Primary.

1H session Accelerated Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Module 2 Year 1

102076.1 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms 1H session


102073.2 Primary Professional Practice 1
101579.2 Primary English and Literacy 1 Module 1
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 102077.1 Understanding and Teaching Children
101577.5 Classrooms Without Borders
Module 3 102071.2 Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
101582.2 Primary Human Society and its Environment
102072.1 Primary Health and Physical Education
101585.2 Primary Creative Arts
2H session
2H session Module 2
Module 3 102076.1 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073.2 Primary Professional Practice 1
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 101579.2 Primary English and Literacy 1
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology 101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Module 4 Module 3
102075.2 Researching and Developing Engaging 102072.1 Primary Health and Physical Education
Pedagogies 101585.2 Primary Creative Arts
102074.3 Primary Professional Practice 2
101584.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101286.3 Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 16

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Year 2 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies


1H session (Primary) (exit only)
Module 3
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2
1782.1
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Module 4 applies to students whose commencement year for this
102075.2 Researching and Developing Engaging course is 2015 or later.
Pedagogies Students are advised that the Graduate Diploma of
102074.3 Primary Professional Practice 2 Educational Studies (Primary) is not a professional teaching
101584.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2 qualification.
101286.3 Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning
Location
Full-time mode (2 years) Campus Attendance Mode
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Year 1

1H session Admission
This is an exit point only from Course 1781 Master of
Module 1 Teaching (Primary).
102077.1 Understanding and Teaching Children
101577.5 Classrooms Without Borders Course Structure
102071.2 Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling Qualification for this award requires the successful
101582.2 Primary Human Society and its Environment completion of 80 credit points (eight units) from the
following list.
2H session 102077.1 Understanding and Teaching Children
101577.5 Classrooms Without Borders
Module 2
102071.2 Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
102076.1 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms 101582.2 Primary Human Society and its Environment
102073.2 Primary Professional Practice 1 102076.1 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
101579.2 Primary English and Literacy 1 102073.2 Primary Professional Practice 1
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 101579.2 Primary English and Literacy 1
101580.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
102072.1 Primary Health and Physical Education
Year 2
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2
1H session 101585.2 Primary Creative Arts
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology
Module 3 102075.2 Researching and Developing Engaging
Pedagogies
102072.1 Primary Health and Physical Education 102074.3 Primary Professional Practice 2
101586.2 Primary English and Literacy 2 101584.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101585.2 Primary Creative Arts 101286.3 Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning
101583.2 Primary Science & Technology

2H session
Graduate Certificate in Primary
Mathematics Education
Module 4
102075.2 Researching and Developing Engaging
Pedagogies 1830.1
102074.3 Primary Professional Practice 2
101584.2 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2 Students should follow the course structure for the course
101286.3 Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2016 or later.
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 17

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education


equips primary teaching graduates with the skills, Spring session
knowledge and dispositions that will enable them to 102321.1 Mathematics for Contemporary Learners
assume the role of a primary mathematics specialist 102322.1 Addressing Diversity in Mathematics
teacher within the primary school setting. Graduates will Teaching and Learning
develop deep mathematics pedagogical content
knowledge, a strong understanding of the importance of
research-based enquiry to inform teaching and skills in Graduate Certificate in Primary Science
mentoring and coaching other teachers of mathematics. Education
The Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education
will be delivered through a flexible online mode.
1845.1
Study Mode
One year part-time. The Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Education
within the School of Education will equip primary teaching
Location graduates with the skills, knowledge and dispositions to
Campus Attendance Mode develop expertise as a primary science educator or assume
the role of a science specialist teacher within the primary
Online Part Time Multi Modal school setting. Primary teachers will develop deep science
pedagogical content knowledge, practical knowledge for
Admission helping students work scientifically and technologically, and
Applicants must have successfully completed a 3 or 4 year strong understanding of the importance of research-based
primary teaching qualification or enquiry to inform their science teaching. Additionally, the
Graduate Certificate will develop teachers’ skills in
the Master of Teaching (Primary) and a pass grade in units
mentoring and coaching other teachers of science.
equivalent to units 101580 Primary Mathematics and
Numeracy 1 and 101584 Primary Mathematics and
Numeracy 2.
Study Mode
One year part-time.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Location
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Campus Attendance Mode
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Applicants Online Part Time Multi Modal
who are applying through the Universities Admissions
Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English Admission
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC Applicants must have successfully completed an
website. Local applicants applying directly to the University undergraduate degree (of 3 or 4 years), or higher, in
should also use the information provided on the UAC teaching/education that leads to a professional teaching
website. qualification.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and the
University. Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
Special Requirements International applicants who are applying through the
Students must satisfactorily complete Working with Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
Children Check Student Declaration upon entry. minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information
Course Structure provided on the UAC website.
Qualification for this award requires the successful Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
completion of 40 credit points including the units listed Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
below. Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Recommended Sequence Western Sydney University.
Part-time
Special Requirements
Autumn session Students must satisfactorily complete the Working with
Children Check Student Declaration upon entry.
102323.1 Leading Mathematics in the Primary School
102324.1 Assessment and Intervention for Course Structure
Mathematics and Numeracy Learning
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended
sequence below.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 18

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Recommended Sequence Admission


Applicants must have successfully completed an
Autumn session undergraduate degree in any discipline. The completed
102485.1 Science for Contemporary Learners units in the undergraduate degree must match with the
102486.1 Addressing Diversity in Science Teaching secondary subject content requirements of the NSW Board
and Learning of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards for the
subject(s) the applicant intending to teach.
Spring session Where these requirements are not met, applicants may be
offered concurrent enrolment in up to four undergraduate
102487.1 Leading Science in the Primary School units of study.
102488.1 Assessment and Intervention for Science Additional Information for Applicants:
Learning
Current students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to
Teaching Secondary), Bachelor of Science (Pathway to
Master of Teaching (Secondary) Teaching Secondary) and the Bachelor of Health Science
(Health and Physical Education) Pathway to Teaching
(Secondary) can apply via the Western Sydney University
1714.1 Transition to Teaching. All other local applicants must apply
via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).
Students should follow the course structure for the course International applicants must apply directly to the University
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version via the International Office.
applies to students whose commencement year for this International students who did not complete their
course is 2015 or later. undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an accredited Language proficiency requirements and must provide
professional teaching qualification for students possessing evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute for Teaching and
an appropriate bachelor’s degree. It prepares graduates for School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following:
careers in secondary school settings and other educational 1. An Academic version of the International English
fields in NSW, other Australian states and internationally. Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF)
The degree provides a strong qualification in secondary that shows an overall score of at least 7.5 and:
education, and is taught on campus and in schools, through
innovative blended teaching and learning approaches.
Graduates meet the Australian Professional Standards for
° a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and

Graduate Teachers, required for registration with the NSW ° a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.
Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards. The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF
There are two early exit points. The Graduate Diploma in and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month
Educational Studies (Secondary) is for students not seeking period prior to submitting an application.
a professional teaching qualification. The Graduate
Or
Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) will serve as
a Professional Development qualification for currently 2. An applicant has completed study assessed by AITSL as
accredited teachers. comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time
equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results
Study Mode in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an
Two years full-time or four years part-time. Australian bachelor degree or higher (must include a
recognised initial teacher education qualification)
Location undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,
Campus Attendance Mode New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.
Details of acceptable proof are available on The
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal University's International website
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
Accreditation qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a professional Western Sydney University.
teaching qualification for students possessing a relevant
bachelor`s degree. It has been professionally accredited by Special Requirements Prerequisites
the NSW Education Standards Authority. Graduates will
meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Prior to enrolling students must:
Teachers. • Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training
• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check
Inherent requirements
• Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training
There are inherent requirements for this course that you
must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. • Meet Inherent Requirements for Master of Teaching
Make sure you read and understand the requirements for (Secondary)
this course online.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 19

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091


Course Completion Prerequisites Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered.
Prior to graduating students must: 102092.1 Secondary Curriculum 2C
• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy test.
Semester 4
Course Structure
102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive
Qualification for this award requires the successful
Pedagogies
completion of 160 credit points including the units listed in
102095.2 Secondary Professional Practice 3
the recommended sequence below.
102098.2 Contemporary Teacher Leadership
Students can exit with the Graduate Certificate in 102097.1 Researching Teaching & Learning 2
Educational Studies (Secondary) on completion of 40 credit
points of study selected from the Master of Teaching
(Secondary) units. The Graduate Diploma in Educational Mid Year Intake Full Time Mode
Studies (Secondary) would be an exit point on completion
of 80 credit points of study (excluding Professional Practice Semester 1
units) selected from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) 102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching
units. A Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies 102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
(Secondary) would be an appropriate exit point for an 102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning
already accredited teacher, whilst the Graduate Diploma in 102096.1 Researching Teaching and Learning 1
Educational Studies (Secondary) would be for a student not
wishing to pursue classroom teaching as a career. Please
note, that these are not teaching qualifications. Semester 2
102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning
Recommended Sequence Environments
102090.1 Secondary Curriculum 2A
Start Year Intake Full Time Mode 102091.1 Secondary Curriculum 2B
102093.2 Secondary Professional Practice 1
Semester 1
102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate
102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning teaching area requirements for a second or additional
102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning teaching area would undertake the required additional
102096.1 Researching Teaching and Learning 1 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary
Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087
Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum
Semester 2 1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091
102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered.
Environments 102092.1 Secondary Curriculum 2C
102087.1 Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088.1 Secondary Curriculum 1B
102093.2 Secondary Professional Practice 1 Semester 3
102087.1 Secondary Curriculum 1A
Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate 102088.1 Secondary Curriculum 1B
teaching area requirements for a second or additional 102094.2 Secondary Professional Practice 2
teaching area would undertake the required additional 102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive
102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary Pedagogies
Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087
Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate
1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091 teaching area requirements for a second or additional
Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered. teaching area would undertake the required additional
102089.1 Secondary Curriculum 1C 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary
Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087
Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum
Semester 3 1B, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A and 102091
102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Secondary Curriculum 2B are offered.
Practice 102089.1 Secondary Curriculum 1C
102090.1 Secondary Curriculum 2A
102091.1 Secondary Curriculum 2B
102094.2 Secondary Professional Practice 2 Semester 4
102095.2 Secondary Professional Practice 3
Students who have satisfied the BOSTES undergraduate 102098.2 Contemporary Teacher Leadership
teaching area requirements for a second or additional 102097.1 Researching Teaching & Learning 2
teaching area would undertake the required additional 102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy &
102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C and 102092 Secondary Practice
Curriculum 2C in the same semester in which 102087
Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102088 Secondary Curriculum

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 20

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Start Year Intake Accelerated Mode Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies


Note: Students with a GPA of 5 or higher for their first four (Secondary) (exit only)
units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated
mode.

Semester 1
1715.1
102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching Students should follow the course structure for the course
102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning applies to students whose commencement year for this
102096.1 Researching Teaching and Learning 1 course is 2015 or later.
The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary)
Semester 2 is an exit point on completion of 80 credit points of study
(excluding Professional Practice units) selected from the
102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Master of Teaching (Secondary) units. Please note, this is
Environments not a teaching qualification.
102087.1 Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088.1 Secondary Curriculum 1B Location
102093.2 Secondary Professional Practice 1
102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Campus Attendance Mode
Practice Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive
Pedagogies Penrith Campus Part Time Internal

Semester 3 Admission
Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in
102090.1 Secondary Curriculum 2A Educational Studies (Secondary) if they are enrolled in the
102091.1 Secondary Curriculum 2B Master of Teaching (Secondary).
102094.2 Secondary Professional Practice 2
102095.2 Secondary Professional Practice 3
102098.2 Contemporary Teacher Leadership Course Structure
102097.1 Researching Teaching & Learning 2 Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 80 credit points - any eight units from those
listed below.
Mid-year Intake Accelerated Mode
Note: Students with a GPA of 5 or higher for their first four 102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching
units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated 102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
mode. 102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning
102096.1 Researching Teaching and Learning 1
Semester 1 102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning
Environments
102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching 102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy &
102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning Practice
102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning 102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive
102096.1 Researching Teaching and Learning 1 Pedagogies
102087.1 Secondary Curriculum 1A
Semester 2 102088.1 Secondary Curriculum 1B
102089.1 Secondary Curriculum 1C
102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning 102090.1 Secondary Curriculum 2A
Environments 102091.1 Secondary Curriculum 2B
102090.1 Secondary Curriculum 2A 102092.1 Secondary Curriculum 2C
102091.1 Secondary Curriculum 2B 102098.2 Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102093.2 Secondary Professional Practice 1
102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & For detailed course structure see 1714 Master of Teaching
Practice (Secondary)
102095.2 Secondary Professional Practice 3
Graduate Certificate in Educational
Semester 3 Studies (Secondary) (exit only)
102087.1 Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088.1 Secondary Curriculum 1B
102094.2 Secondary Professional Practice 2 1716.1
102098.2 Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097.1 Researching Teaching & Learning 2 Students should follow the course structure for the course
102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Pedagogies applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2015 or later.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 21

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Students can exit the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with 102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive
the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) Pedagogies
on completion of 40 credit points of study selected from the
Master of Teaching (Secondary) units. A Graduate For detailed course structure see 1714 Master of Teaching
Certificate in Educational Studies would be an appropriate (Secondary)
exit point for an already accredited teacher. Please note,
this is not a teaching qualification. Graduate Certificate in Education
(Curriculum Specialisation)
Location
Campus Attendance Mode
1846.1
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal The Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum
Specialisation) provides a pathway for qualified secondary
Admission teachers to expand the number of teaching areas for which
they are eligible to teach. Applicants to this course can be
Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in either currently working in secondary schools or seeking
Educational Studies (Secondary) if they are enrolled in the employment in secondary schools. This course comprises
Master of Teaching (Secondary). two curriculum units that cover NSW syllabus requirements
for Years 7-10 and Years 11-12. In addition, students will
Course Structure undertake one in-school professional experience block and
one fully-online leadership unit. Applicants may need to
Professional Learning Pathway complete up to four non-award undergraduate pre-requisite
units to meet the NSW Teacher Standards Authority
Any four units from (previously known as BOSTES) requirement for the area of
102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching study.
102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning Study Mode
102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning One year part-time.
Environments
102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Location
Practice Campus Attendance Mode
102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal
Pedagogies
Admission
Curriculum Area Pathway To be eligible to enrol in this course, students must have a
Secondary Curriculum Units secondary teaching qualification. In addition, students may
need to complete up to four non-award undergraduate pre-
102089.1 Secondary Curriculum 1C requisite units required by the NSW Teacher Standards
102092.1 Secondary Curriculum 2C Authority secondary teaching area of study. These units
can be undertaken at Western Sydney University or any
AND other University.
102093.2 Secondary Professional Practice 1 Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Plus one additional unit from Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning International applicants who are applying through the
102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
Environments minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
Practice directly to the University should also use the information
102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive provided on the UAC website.
Pedagogies Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Or two additional units from Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
102081.1 Adolescent Development and Teaching qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning Western Sydney University.
102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning
102082.1 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Special Requirements
Environments An Australian university qualification in Secondary Teaching
102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & recognised by the NSW Teacher Standards Authority,
Practice Working with Children Check, Child Protection Awareness
Training, and ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 22

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
| SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended
sequence below.

Recommended Sequence
1H session
102090.1 Secondary Curriculum 2A
102098.2 Contemporary Teacher Leadership

2H session
102087.1 Secondary Curriculum 1A
102093.1 Secondary Professional Practice 1

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 23

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

information can be sent by email to


SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND enquirieshca@westernsydney.edu.au after applying
COMMUNICATION ARTS through UAC. Please put ‘Master of Accessible Media
Supporting Documents’ in the subject field of your email.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Master of Accessible Media Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
1821.1 International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
Students should follow the course structure for the course minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
applies to students whose commencement year in this directly to the University should also use the information
course is 2017 or later. provided on the UAC website.
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are International applicants must apply directly to the Western
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their Sydney University via the International Office.
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the International students applying to The University through
most up to date information for your course. the International Office can find details of minimum English
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
The Master of Accessible Media offers a unique opportunity website.
to acquire practical knowledge and skills in the
development of accessible media for an increasingly Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
legislated environment. Skills learnt involve inter-lingual Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
subtitling, intra-lingual captioning, re-speaking, speech Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
recognition, audio description, script writing, accessible qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
short filmmaking, machine translation, crowd-sourcing and Western Sydney University.
project management. Media accessibility includes provision
of access to audio-visual content in language, to hearing Course Structure
impaired, hard-of-hearing and vision impaired groups, in a Qualification for this award requires the successful
range of places such museums, opera houses, live completion of 120 credit points consisting of the units listed
performances and events, tourist attractions, parliaments, in the recommended sequence below (plus an extra 40
hospitals, airlines and airports, and classrooms and lecture credit points of advanced standing based on previous
halls. With more content and access to content on online studies assessed as cognate discipline).
and mobile devices, as well as the learning access
expansion in the education sector, the demand for media Recommended Sequence
accessibility and expertise in the design and production of
accessible media is a growth field. Full-time Mid year Intake
Study Mode Year 1
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.
Spring session
Location 102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
Campus Attendance Mode
Media Cultures and Industries (PG) (not yet approved)
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Captioning
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Audio Description (not yet approved)
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Autumn session
Admission 102292.1 Strategic Communication
The course targets industry professionals with existing 102291.1 Television Sydney (TVS) Internship
expertise in a cognate discipline, interpreting and 101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
translation, media arts direction and production that will be
assessed for advanced standing of 40 credit points. Year 2
Applicants must have at least 5 years full time or equivalent
industry experience in one of the following areas: Spring session
interpreting and translating, media production and/or 101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
direction, screen and broadcast design.
Industry experience will be assessed on the basis of a CV Audiovisual Translation: Respeaking (not yet approved)
and/or digital portfolio demonstrating a working knowledge
about professional roles, practices and workflows for 101743.2 Mobile Media
interpreting and translating and accessible media. This

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 24

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are


Part-time Start year intake provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
Year 1

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
Autumn session most up to date information for your course.
Choose one of The Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy offers
students the opportunity to benefit from the unique strength
102292.1 Strategic Communication of the Philosophy Research Initiative as a centre of
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG) internationally recognised scholarship in philosophy. For
students wishing to continue to a PhD, the Master of Arts in
Spring session Continental Philosophy articulates with the research
pathway degree (Master of Research) in the second year.
Choose one of This is a challenging, rigorous, innovative degree,
102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG) developing skills in critical thinking, combined with an
education in a broad range of positions throughout the
Media Cultures and Industries (PG) (not yet approved) history of continental philosophy to the present day.
Choose one of
Study Mode
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.
Captioning
Location
Audio Description (not yet approved) Campus Attendance Mode
Year 2 Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Autumn session Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
Choose one of
Admission
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
102292.1 Strategic Communication Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree in humanities or social sciences.
In addition to applying to UAC, applicants will be required to
Spring session
provide:
Choose one of
102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG) ° a 500 word personal statement

Media Cultures and Industries (PG) (not yet approved) ° a sample of academic writing such as an
undergraduate essay, to be assessed by Philosophy
Choose one of staff
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and ° two letters of recommendation from past teachers.
Captioning Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Audio Description (not yet approved) Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Year 3 Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
Autumn session International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
102291.1 Television Sydney (TVS) Internship minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
Spring session directly to the University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website.
101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
International applicants must apply directly to the Western
Audiovisual Translation: Respeaking (not yet approved) Sydney University via the International Office.
International students applying to The University through
101743.2 Mobile Media
the International Office can find details of minimum English
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy website.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
1824.1 Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Students should follow the course structure for the course Western Sydney University.
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
applies to students whose commencement year in this
course is 2016 or later.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 25

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in


Course Structure Philosophy after the successful completion of 80 credit
Qualification for this award requires the successful points of study.
completion of 120 credit points consisting of the units listed
in the recommended sequence below. Year 2

Spring session
Recommended Sequence
102401.1 Masters Project in Philosophy
Full-time Start year Intake
Year 1 Or

Autumn Session Articulation Point to the Masters of Research


Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral
102382.1 Research Project in Philosophy level can use credit from Year 1 to transfer to the second
102384.1 Political Philosophy year of the Masters of Research
102383.1 Topics in the History of Philosophy
International students wishing to take a two-year degree
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate would have the option of articulating to the Master of
in Philosophy after the successful completion of 40 credit Research in second year.
points of study. The timeline for part-time students over four years will
involve all coursework units listed above to be completed
Spring Session prior to the commencement of the Masters Project. In
102380.1 Philosophical Aesthetics normal circumstances the coursework units will be
102381.1 Ethics completed by the end of the second year of a part-time
102379.1 Special Topics in Philosophy degree, although this can be determined on a case-by-case
basis.
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in
Philosophy after the successful completion of 80 credit Graduate Diploma in Continental
points of study. Philosophy
Year 2

Autumn session 1825.1


102401.1 Masters Project in Philosophy Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Or applies to students whose commencement year in this
course is 2016 or later.
Articulation Point to the Masters of Research Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
level can use credit from Year 1 to transfer to the second studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
year of the Masters of Research to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
International students wishing to take a two-year degree most up to date information for your course.
would have the option of articulating to the Master of The Graduate Diploma in Continental Philosophy offers
Research in second year. students the opportunity to benefit from the unique strength
of the Philosophy Research Initiative as a centre of
Full-time Mid year Intake internationally recognised scholarship in philosophy. This is
a challenging, rigorous, innovative course-work degree,
Year 1 developing skills in critical thinking, combined with an
education in a broad range of positions throughout the
Spring Session history of continental philosophy to the present day.
102380.1 Philosophical Aesthetics Students who wish to write a thesis can transfer to the
102381.1 Ethics Master of Research.
102379.1 Special Topics in Philosophy
Study Mode
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate One year full-time or two years part-time.
in Philosophy after the successful completion of 40 credit
points of study. Location
Campus Attendance Mode
Autumn Session
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
102382.1 Research Project in Philosophy
102384.1 Political Philosophy Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
102383.1 Topics in the History of Philosophy

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 26

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

102379.1 Special Topics in Philosophy


Admission
Applicants must have successfully completed an Autumn Session

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
undergraduate degree in humanities or social sciences.
102382.1 Research Project in Philosophy
In addition to applying to UAC, applicants will be required to
102384.1 Political Philosophy
provide:
102383.1 Topics in the History of Philosophy
° a 500 word personal statement
Graduate Certificate in Continental
° a sample of academic writing such as an
undergraduate essay, to be assessed by Philosophy Philosophy
staff

° two letters of recommendation from past teachers.


1826.1
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may applies to students whose commencement year in this
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and course is 2016 or later.
International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
directly to the University should also use the information to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
provided on the UAC website. most up to date information for your course.
International applicants must apply directly to the Western The Graduate Certificate in Continental Philosophy offers
Sydney University via the International Office International students the opportunity to benefit from the unique strength
students applying to The University through the of the Philosophy Research Initiative as a centre of
International Office can find details of minimum English internationally recognised scholarship in philosophy. This is
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their a challenging, rigorous, innovative course-work degree that
website. exposes students to a broad range of positions throughout
the history of continental philosophy to the present day.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Study Mode
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian Six months full-time or one year part-time.
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University. Location
Campus Attendance Mode
Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
completion of 80 credit points from the units listed below. Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
Recommended Sequence Admission
Full-time Start year Intake Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree in humanities or social sciences.
Year 1 In addition to applying to UAC, applicants will be required to
provide:
Autumn Session
102382.1 Research Project in Philosophy ° a 500 word personal statement
102384.1
102383.1
Political Philosophy
Topics in the History of Philosophy ° a sample of academic writing such as an
undergraduate essay, to be assessed by Philosophy
staff
Spring Session
° two letters of recommendation from past teachers.
102380.1 Philosophical Aesthetics Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
102381.1 Ethics permanent resident visas must be made via the
102379.1 Special Topics in Philosophy Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
Full-time Mid year Intake have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Year 1 Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
Spring Session proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information
102380.1 Philosophical Aesthetics
provided on the UAC website.
102381.1 Ethics

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 27

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

International applicants must apply directly to the Western


Sydney University via the International Office International Study Mode
students applying to The University through the One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.
International Office can find details of minimum English
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their Location
website. Campus Attendance Mode
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Western Sydney University.
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Course Structure Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 40 credit points from the units listed below. Penrith Campus Part Time Internal

Recommended Sequence Admission


Applicants must have successfully completed an
Full-time Start year Intake undergraduate degree or master’s degree in music,
communication, design, design studies or arts OR have
Year 1
equivalent work experience that demonstrates the extent of
Autumn Session their creative work achievements in the arts industry. A
comprehensive resume and digital portfolio outlining
102382.1 Research Project in Philosophy achievements is to be sent by email to
102384.1 Political Philosophy enquiriesca@westernsydney.edu.au after applying through
102383.1 Topics in the History of Philosophy UAC. Please put ‘Master of Arts (Creative Arts) Supporting
Documents’ in the subject field of your email.
Full-time Mid year Intake AND
Applicants will be required to supply a 500 word statement
Year 1 that outlines a tentative research proposal to be submitted
as an attachment with the application.
Spring Session
Additionally for International students and for domestic
102380.1 Philosophical Aesthetics students who have a qualification in a medium other than
102381.1 Ethics English, an English proficiency requirement of IELTS 6.5
102379.1 Special Topics in Philosophy overall (minimum 6.0 in each band) or equivalent.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
Master of Arts (Creative Arts) holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
1827.1 have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Students should follow the course structure for the course Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
applies to students whose commencement year for this proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
course is 1H 2016 or later. directly to the University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website.
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their International applicants must apply directly to Western
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer Sydney University via the International Office.
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the International students applying to The University through
most up to date information for your course. the International Office can find details of minimum English
The Master of Arts (Creative Arts) is designed to provide proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
students with an optimal research training framework to website.
equip them for work in the creative arts industry and for Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
future research pathways. As an interdisciplinary program, Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
it supports the established practices of creative writing, Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
music, design, and visual and media arts (screen and qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
sound), as well as that of recent innovative work in the Western Sydney University.
digital and networked environments. It offers training in a
wide range of creative arts research methodologies, Course Structure
including the experimental models associated with practice-
Qualification for this award requires the successful
led research. For students wishing to continue to a PhD,
completion of 120 credit points which include the units
the Master of Arts (Creative Arts) articulates with the Master
listed below. Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in
of Research pathway degree in the second year.
Creative Arts (80 credit points) or Graduate Certificate in

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 28

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Creative Arts (40 credit points) on completion of the


relevant units. Course Structure
Recommended sequence Qualification for this award requires the successful

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed
Year 1 below.

Autumn session Recommended sequence


102375.1 Research Methods in the Creative Arts Year 1
102376.1 Creativity: Theory and Practice
1H session
Students may exit at this point with the Graduate Certificate
in Creative Arts after the successful completion of 40 credit 102375.1 Research Methods in the Creative Arts
points of study. 102376.1 Creativity: Theory and Practice

Spring session 2H session


102377.1 Creative Arts Project, Seminar and Proposal 102377.1 Creative Arts Project, Seminar and Proposal
Master of Research elective (10 credit points) Master of Research elective (10 credit points)
Master of Research elective (10 credit points) Master of Research elective (10 credit points)
Students may exit at this point with the Graduate Diploma
in Creative Arts after the successful completion of 80 credit Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts (exit
points of study. only)
Articulation Point to the Masters of Research
Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral 1829.1
level can use credit from year one to transfer to the second
year of the Master of Research.
This is an Exit course only. Applicants apply to 1827 Master
Or of Arts (Creative Arts) and exit with the Graduate Diploma
award.
Year 2
Study Mode
Autumn session Six months full-time or one year part-time.
102378.1 Major Research Project Location
Campus Attendance Mode
Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts (exit
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
only)
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
1828.1
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
This is an Exit course only. Applicants apply to 1827 Master Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
of Arts (Creative Arts) and exit with the Graduate Diploma
award. Penrith Campus Part Time Internal

Study Mode Course Structure


One year full-time or two years part-time.
Qualification for this award requires the successful
Location completion of 40 credit points from the units listed below.
Campus Attendance Mode
Recommended sequence
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Year 1
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
1H session
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
102375.1 Research Methods in the Creative Arts
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal 102376.1 Creativity: Theory and Practice
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 29

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

directly to the University should also use the information


Master of Arts in Literature and Creative provided on the UAC website.
Writing International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office.
International students applying to The University through
1831.2 the International Office can find details of minimum English
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
Students should follow the course structure for the course website.
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
applies to students whose commencement year for this Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
course is 2017 or later. Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their Western Sydney University.
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the Course Structure
most up to date information for your course. Qualification for this award requires the successful
The Writing and Society Research Centre offers a completion of 120 credit points including the units listed in
challenging, rigorous degree combining criticism and the recommended sequence below.
creativity leading to a Master of Arts in Literature and
Creative Writing. The Master of Arts (MA) takes advantage Recommended sequence
of the unique strengths of the Centre which includes
internationally renowned literary scholars, novelists, poets Full-time Start year Intake
and translators, an important literary publishing house
(Giramondo), the preeminent literary review in Australia Year 1
(the Sydney Review of Books), and access to the vibrant
literary culture currently emerging from Western Sydney Autumn session
and gaining national attention. The MA links theory and One unit from the pool units below
practice, and students can either concentrate on critical or
102220.1 Applied Methods in Literary Studies and
creative work, or work with both forms.
Creative Writing
Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral
level can apply for entry into the Masters of Research and
apply for up to 80 credit points of advanced standing for Quarter 2 session
completing the year one units. Any student wishing to apply One unit from the pool units below
for entry into Year 2 of the Master of Research must have a Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate
supervisor/supervisory panel in place and a detailed in Literature and Creative Writing after the successful
research proposal (2500 words) which must be submitted completion of 40 credit points of study.
with the application. In addition, applications are to advise
that 80 credit points of advanced standing approval is being Spring session
sought. One unit from the pool units below
Study Mode 102222.1 Applied Practice in Literary Studies and
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time. Creative Writing

Location Quarter 4 session


Campus Attendance Mode One unit from the pool units below
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in
Literature and Creative Writing after the successful
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
completion of 80 credit points of study.
Admission Optional Entry Point to the Masters of Research.
A Bachelor degree in humanities, social sciences, society Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral
and culture or creative arts. Providing a 500 word writing level can apply for entry into the Masters of Research and
sample (an essay or creative work) to be assessed by apply for up to 80 credit points of advanced standing after
Writing and Society staff. successfully completing the Year 1 units.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Or
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
Year 2
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and Autumn session
International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of 102255.1 Masters Project
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 30

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Full-time Mid year Intake Graduate Diploma in Literature and


Recommended sequence Creative Writing (exit only)

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
Year 1
1832.2
Spring session
One unit from the pool units below This is an exit course only. Applicants apply to 1831 -
Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing and exit
102222.1 Applied Practice in Literary Studies and with the Graduate Diploma award.
Creative Writing
Study Mode
Quarter 4 session One year full-time or two years part-time.
One unit from the pool units below
Location
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate
Campus Attendance Mode
in Literature and Creative Writing after the successful
completion of 40 credit points of study. Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Autumn session Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
One unit from the pool units below
102220.1 Applied Methods in Literary Studies and
Course Structure
Creative Writing Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 80 credit points from the units listed below.
Quarter 2 session Recommended sequence
One unit from the pool units below
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Year 1
Literature and Creative Writing after the successful
Autumn session
completion of 80 credit points of study.
One unit from the pool units below
Optional Entry Point to the Masters of Research.
102220.1 Applied Methods in Literary Studies and
Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral Creative Writing
level can apply for entry into the Masters of Research and
apply for up to 80 credit points of advanced standing after
successfully completing the Year 1 units. Quarter 2 session
One unit from the pool units below
Or
Spring session
Year 2 One unit from the pool units below
Spring session 102222.1 Applied Practice in Literary Studies and
Creative Writing
102255.1 Masters Project

Quarter 4 session
Pool Units
One unit from the pool units below
Four of the five pool units will be offered each year on a
rotating basis. Pool Units
102497.1 Writing and Ideas Four of the five pool units will be offered each year on a
102498.1 Writing Practice and Tradition rotating basis.
102499.1 Writing Process
102497.1 Writing and Ideas
102500.1 Writing and Form
102498.1 Writing Practice and Tradition
102501.1 Writing, Sounds, Images, Texts
102499.1 Writing Process
The timeline for part-time students over four years will 102500.1 Writing and Form
involve all coursework units listed above to be completed 102501.1 Writing, Sounds, Images, Texts
prior to the commencement of the Masters Project. In
normal circumstances the coursework units will be
completed by the end of the second year of a part time
degree, although this can be determined on a case-by-case
basis.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 31

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

across disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It


Graduate Certificate in Literature and combines 1.5 years of course work and research training in
Creative Writing (exit only) Humanities and Social Science research methods and
theory to prepare students to undertake a substantial
doctoral research project in the second and subsequent
years of the degree.
1833.2
Study Mode
This is an exit course only. Applicants apply to 1831 - Four and a half years full-time (one and a half years for the
Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing and exit Master of Arts (Research Studies) plus three years for the
with the Graduate Certificate award. PhD).
Study Mode Location
Six months full-time or one year part-time.
Campus Attendance Mode
Location Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Campus Attendance Mode
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Admission
This course is only available to International students.
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Please contact the Director Academic Program for further
information.
Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful Course Structure
completion of 40 credit points from the units listed below. The coursework component of the Master of Arts
(Research Studies)/PhD is structured on a total of 120
Recommended sequence credit points to provide students with a discipline and
research based coursework. The course will include a 120
Year 1 credit point Master degree that has a research training
component of one third (40 credit points) with a coursework
Autumn session component of discpline based content of two thirds (80
One unit from the pool units below credit points).
102220.1 Applied Methods in Literary Studies and The PhD component of the course will be completed
Creative Writing according to the current Doctor of Philosophy policy.
The course will comprise the following
Quarter 2 session
One unit from the pool units below ° Core units - 20 credit points

Pool Units ° Research Training - 40 credit points

Four of the five pool units will be offered each year on a


rotating basis.
° Alternate units - 50 credit points

102497.1 Writing and Ideas ° One Elective unit - 10 credit points


102498.1 Writing Practice and Tradition
102499.1 Writing Process
102500.1 Writing and Form Students must successfully complete
102501.1 Writing, Sounds, Images, Texts
Core Units - 20 credit points
Master of Arts (Research Studies)/PhD 400585.2 Theories of the Social
101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods

1687.3 Research Training component - 40 credit points


400421.2 Research Methods for Humanities and
Students should follow the course structure for the course
Social Sciences
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
applies to students whose commencement year for this
400586.2 Integrating Theory, Research and Practice
course is 2012 or later.
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are Note: 400586 Integrating Theory, Research and Practice is
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their a 20 credit point unit
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the Alternate Units - 50 credit points - selected from the
most up to date information for your course. following
The Master of Arts (Research Studies) / PhD is designed to 100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition
prepare students to undertake a doctoral research project 100925.2 Literary Translation

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 32

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG


101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG Admission
101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula Applicants must have successfully completed an

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
400417.2 Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL discipline.
Note: 101697 TESOL Methodology and Curricula is a 20 Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
credit point unit permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
And one elective unit - 10 credit points Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
In order for students to progress into the PhD research have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
program, they must have an average grade of 75% or International applicants who are applying through the
greater across all units and have obtained an average Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
grade of greater than 74% across 101297 Languages and minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
Linguistics Special Project and 400586 Integrating Theory, proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
Research and Practice. The required research Human directly to the University should also use the information
resource development (HRD) documentation will be provided on the UAC website.
assessed by the College of Arts Research and Higher International applicants must apply directly to Western
Degree Committee. Sydney University via the International Office.
As part of this evaluation, successful candidature will be International students applying to The University through
dependent on the availability of appropriate topics and the International Office can find details of minimum English
available supervision. In order to facilitate this transition, proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
students will be given ongoing academic advice regarding website.
potential doctoral projects during the course of their Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Master’s study. Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
Master of Arts in TESOL qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University.

1800.1 Course Structure


Qualification for this award requires the successful
This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.
completion of 160 credit points which include the units
Students should follow the course structure for the course listed below. Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma or
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version Graduate Certificate on completion of the relevant units.
applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2015 or later. Exit Awards
The Master of Arts in TESOL is designed to meet
professional development needs of those working or Recommended sequence
interested in a range of language teaching fields. It
Start Year Intake
provides an advanced TESOL qualification for Australian
and international English language practitioners who wish Year 1
to work in the field of English language teaching and
undertake research-based projects related to English Autumn session
language teaching and learning.
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
Study Mode 101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula
Two years full-time or four years part-time. 101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods

Location Spring session


Campus Attendance Mode
101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal 100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition
102335.1 Contexts of TESOL
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal 102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills

Advanced Standing
Year 2
Graduates of a Bachelor in TESOL or Graduate Diploma in
TESOL (or equivalent) may be eligible for up to 50% Autumn session
Advanced Standing. Graduates of a Graduate Certificate in
TESOL (or equivalent) may be eligible for up to 25% 102336.1 Functional Grammar
Advanced Standing. 102283.1 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication
101698.2 TESOL Internship

Spring session
102337.1 TESOL Project

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 33

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Mid Year Intake


Admission
Applicants must have successfully completed an
Year 1 undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any
discipline.
Spring session Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
102335.1 Contexts of TESOL permanent resident visas must be made via the
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
Autumn session International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
102336.1 Functional Grammar directly to the University should also use the information
102283.1 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication provided on the UAC website.
International applicants must apply directly to Western
Year 2 Sydney University via the International Office.
International students applying to The University through
Spring session the International Office can find details of minimum English
101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition website.
101698.2 TESOL Internship Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Autumn session Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
102337.1 TESOL Project Western Sydney University.

Graduate Diploma in TESOL Course Structure


Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed
1801.1 below.

This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus. Recommended sequence


Students should follow the course structure for the course Start Year Intake
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
applies to students whose commencement year for this Autumn session
course is 2015 or later.
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
The Graduate Diploma in TESOL provides a teacher 101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula
training qualification which reflects the industry standard in
the adult TESOL sector in the Australian and international Choose one of the following units
contexts. The course is suitable for teachers in other
educational fields (e.g. primary and secondary education), 101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods
and for graduates in any field wishing to develop a long- 102283.1 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication
term career in TESOL in Australia and overseas. 102336.1 Functional Grammar

Study Mode Spring session


One year full-time or two years part-time.
101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing
Location 101698.2 TESOL Internship
Campus Attendance Mode Choose one of the following units
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal 100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal 102335.1 Contexts of TESOL
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills
Advanced Standing
Graduates of a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (or Mid Year Intake
equivalent) may be eligible for up to 50% Advanced
Spring session
Standing.
101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing
101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula

Choose one of the following units

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 34

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
102335.1 Contexts of TESOL Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University.
Autumn session
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL Course Structure
101698.2 TESOL Internship Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 60 credit points from the units listed below.
Choose one of the following units
101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods Start Year Intake
102283.1 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication
Autumn session
102336.1 Functional Grammar
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula
Graduate Certificate in TESOL
Spring session
1802.1 101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing
101698.2 TESOL Internship
This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.
Students should follow the course structure for the course Mid Year Intake
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
applies to students whose commencement year for this Spring session
course is 2015 or later.
101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing
The Graduate Certificate in TESOL provides an initial 101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula
teacher training qualification which reflects the industry
standard in the adult TESOL sector in the Australian
context. The course is suitable for teachers in other Autumn session
educational fields (e.g. primary and secondary education), 101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
and for graduates in any field wishing to develop a long- 101698.2 TESOL Internship
term career in TESOL in Australia.

Study Mode Master of Arts Translation and


One year full-time or two years part-time. Interpreting Studies
Location
Campus Attendance Mode 1780.2
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Students should follow the course structure for the course
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
applies to students whose commencement year for this
Admission course is 2017 or later.
Applicants must have successfully completed an Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
discipline. studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
permanent resident visas must be made via the most up to date information for your course.
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). The Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may provides both practical and theoretical training in
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and interpreting and translation. It aims to equip students with
International applicants who are applying through the knowledge of the theoretical aspects that underpin
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of interpreting and translation, including linguistics, and with
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable the research techniques necessary to conduct a small
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying research project in the area of interpreting and translation.
directly to the University should also use the information It also focuses on practical interpreting and translation
provided on the UAC website. skills. The course is suitable for practising interpreters and
translators and for very proficient bilinguals wanting to
International applicants must apply directly to Western develop or improve their skills, and who wish to contribute
Sydney University via the International Office. to the body of knowledge on interpreting and translation by
International students applying to The University through conducting innovative research. Subject to demand, the
the International Office can find details of minimum English following languages are available: Arabic, Japanese,
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Spanish.
website.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 35

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

directly to the University should also use the information


Study Mode provided on the UAC website.
Two years full-time or four years part-time. International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office.
Location
International students applying to The University through
Campus Attendance Mode the International Office can find details of minimum English
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website.
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Advanced Standing Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
Students who enter with a degree in a cognate discipline qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
will receive 40 credit points in advanced standing. These Western Sydney University.
students will need to complete the remaining 120 credit
points from the Interpreting and Translation pool. Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful
Admission completion of 160 credit points from the Interpreting and
Applicants must have successfully completed an Translation pool as per the recommended sequence below.
undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any
discipline. Interpreting and Translation Pool
Applicants must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 or 102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills
equivalent and have native or near-native proficiency in one 101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and
of the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Captioning
Korean, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese. 101868.1 Business Interpreting
There are 2 pathways for entry 101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
(PG)
The native or near-native language proficiency requirement 102167.1 Conference Interpreting
applies to both pathways. 101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
102338.1 Intercultural Communication (PG)
Pathway 1 102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG)
Pathway 1 is for students from cognate disciplines. 101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
Students entering the program with an undergraduate 101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
degree or postgraduate qualification in Interpreting and/or 100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition
Translation, or a substantial component of Interpreting and/ 101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods
or Translation in their previous studies (major, 101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
specialisation, etc.), will receive advanced standing of 40 100916.2 Legal Interpreting
credit points. Students then complete 120 credit points from 100925.2 Literary Translation
the Interpreting and Translation pool. 100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG)
100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG)
Credit will be awarded for 102524.1 Text Analysis for Translation (PG)
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
° 101695 Introduction to Interpreting PG

° 101696 Introduction to Translation PG


Note:
° 102325 Advanced Academic English Skills Students who enter with a degree in a cognate discipline
will receive 40 credit points in advanced standing, and will
° 101825 English Linguistics for TESOL then need to successfully complete the remaining 120
credit points from the Interpreting and Translation pool. The
Pathway 2 advanced standing awarded will be:
Pathway 2 is for students from non-cognate disciplines.
Students entering the program with an undergraduate or
postgraduate qualification in a non-cognate discipline must
° 101695 Introduction to Interpreting PG

complete 160 credit points in the Master of Arts Interpreting


and Translation Studies.
° 101696 Introduction to Translation PG

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of ° 102325 Advanced Academic English Skills
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) ° 101825 English Linguistics for TESOL

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may


have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 36

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Recommended Sequence Autumn session


101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
Start Year Intake

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
Year 1 (PG)
101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods
Autumn session 101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG Year 2
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
Spring session
(PG)
100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG)
Choose one of 100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG)
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG) 102167.1 Conference Interpreting
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
Choose one of

Spring session 100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition


101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and
102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG) Captioning
100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG)
100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG)
Autumn session
Choose one of 101868.1 Business Interpreting
102524.1 Text Analysis for Translation (PG) 100916.2 Legal Interpreting
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills 100925.2 Literary Translation
101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
Year 2
Graduate Diploma in Interpreting Studies
Autumn session (exit only)
100916.2 Legal Interpreting
101868.1 Business Interpreting
101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods 1778.1
Choose one of This course is an exit point for students undertaking 1775
100925.2 Literary Translation Graduate Diploma in Interpreting and 1777 Master of
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG) Interpreting and Translation who do not complete 101482
Accreditation Studies.
Spring session Students commencing in 2015 or 2016 refer to 1777.1 -
Master of Interpreting and Translation
102167.1 Conference Interpreting Students commencing in 2017 refer to 1777.2 - Master of
100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition Interpreting and Translation
101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
Study Mode
Choose one of One year full-time or two years part-time.
102338.1 Intercultural Communication (PG)
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and Location
Captioning Campus Attendance Mode
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Mid-year Intake
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
Year 1
Admission
Spring session
This course is an exit point only.
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG Course Structure
102524.1 Text Analysis for Translation (PG)
Qualification for this award requires the successful
Choose one of completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in
the recommended sequence below.
102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG)
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills Autumn session
102338.1 Intercultural Communication (PG)
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 37

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG One postgraduate unit agreed with the Director Academic
100916.2 Legal Interpreting Program.
101868.1 Business Interpreting
Industrial Experience
Spring session Students may use general office space and office
equipment during the five days’ work experience placement
A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional with an external organisation to gain experience and
Practicum (PG) observation on activities involving translation and/or
100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG) interpreting. There is no formal contract applicable. It is a
102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG) mutually beneficial arrangement between the School and
One postgraduate unit agreed with the Director Academic the external organisation. During the period of placement,
Program. the University has appropriate liability protections that
protect the student and the University in the event that the
student, during the course of the activity, becomes legally
Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies liable for injury, to any person, or damage to property
(exit only) caused by their negligent act, related to the activity (other
than property damage arising from the use of a motor
vehicle). As an enrolled student of the University, the
1779.1 Student Personal Accident Insurance covers the student for
personal injury.
This course is an exit point for students undertaking 1776
Graduate Diploma in Translation and 1777 Master of Master of Creative Industries
Interpreting and Translation who do not complete 101482
Accreditation Studies.
Students commencing in 2015 or 2016 refer to 1777.1 - 1856.1
Master of Interpreting and Translation
Students commencing in 2017 refer to 1777.2 - Master of This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.
Interpreting and Translation The Master of Creative Industries offers a unique
opportunity to acquire the high-level digital content and
Study Mode professional communication skill-sets that are so necessary
One year full-time or two years part-time. to prosper in the contemporary media landscape. Media
professionals are now required to understand and connect
Location with their audiences across broadcast, online, mobile and
Campus Attendance Mode other channels and to integrate new platforms and social
media into their mix. This course is designed for media,
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal marketing and creative professionals wishing to
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal substantially reorient, enhance or develop their current
skills and research capacities, to respond to the challenges
and opportunities of convergent media.
Admission
You will develop advanced strategic thinking capacity, build
This course is an exit point only. skills and resources, and explore the future of a converged
world. You will also learn how to leverage these skills and
Course Structure capacities in a range of environments: commercial,
Qualification for this award requires the successful government, and third sector. You will extend your
completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in experience portfolio, building advanced capacities in
the recommended sequence below. creative/conceptual enterprise, strategic communication,
new research methodologies and creative development
Autumn session and content creation for convergent media. There are
opportunities to develop high-level strategic plans for real-
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG world organisations, to deliver a multi-platform/convergent
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG) media product, to undertake an in-depth academic or
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation practice-led research project, and to intern professionally in
(PG) the field. From mobile media to social media, from gaming
Choose one of to strategic communication, you will acquire a thorough
knowledge of the converged professional landscape.
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
100925.2 Literary Translation Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time
Spring session
Location
A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional Campus Attendance Mode
Practicum (PG)
100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG) Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Captioning

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 38

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Advanced Standing Course Structure


40 credit points (cps) of Advanced Standing is available to

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
local students from a cognate discipline. This means these Pathway 1
students will need to complete 120 cps as per Pathway 2 in Pathway 1 is for students from non-cognate disciplines.
the course structure below. The 40 cps of units that will be Students entering the program with an undergraduate
offered for advanced standing are: qualification in a non-cognate discipline must complete 160
credit points in the Master of Creative Industries from
° 102519 - Adaptive Leadership, Management and
Team Work 20 credit points Pathway 1 below.

° 101426 - Convergent Media Internship 10 credit


points;
Pathway 2
Pathway 2 offers local students from cognate disciplines
° 102300 - Foundations of Media Arts and Production
(PG) 10 credit points.
advanced standing of 40 credit points.
Students will need to complete 120 credit points from
Admission Pathway 2 below.
Applicants must have successfully completed an Recommended Sequence - Pathway 1
undergraduate or postgraduate degree in communication,
information technology, society and culture, creative arts, 1.A - February Commencement
public relations or marketing; OR
Have a minimum of five years full time or equivalent work Year 1
experience in one of the following areas: journalism, public
relations, advertising, marketing, media production, Autumn session
communications, media relations, design, visual 101423.3 Media Project Proposal
communication, creative arts or multimedia. 102292.1 Strategic Communication
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work
experience MUST support their application with a Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Creative
Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the Industries at this point.
application.
Spring session
Students may enter the program in 2 pathways.
101745.2 Media Project Production
Pathway 1 is for students from non-cognate disciplines. 102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
These students entering the program with an 101426.2 Convergent Media Internship
undergraduate qualification in a non-cognate discipline
must complete 160 credit points in the Master of Creative Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Creative
Industries. Industries at this point.
Pathway 2 offers students from cognate disciplines
advanced standing of 40 credit points. Students complete Year 2
120 credit point in the Master of Creative Industries. The 40
Autumn session
cps of units that will be offered for advanced standing are:
102519.1 Adaptive Leadership, Management and
° 102519 - Adaptive Leadership, Management and
Team Work 20 credit points;
Team Work
102517.1 Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG
° 101426 - Convergent Media Internship 10 credit
points;
Spring session
° 102300 - Foundations of Media Arts and Production
(PG) 10 credit points. 102521.1 Media Research Project
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and 101743.2 Mobile Media
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the 101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may 1.B - Mid-year Commencement
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the Year 1
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
Spring session
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying 102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
directly to the University should also use the information 101743.2 Mobile Media
provided on the UAC website. 101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian 101426.2 Convergent Media Internship
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Creative
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Industries at this point.
Western Sydney University.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 39

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Autumn session Spring session


101423.3 Media Project Proposal 102521.1 Media Research Project
102292.1 Strategic Communication
Choose one of
Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Creative
Industries at this point. 101743.2 Mobile Media
101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
Year 2
2.B - Mid Year Commencement
Spring session
101745.2 Media Project Production Year 1
102521.1 Media Research Project
Spring session

Autumn session 101743.2 Mobile Media


101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
102519.1 Adaptive Leadership, Management and
Team Work
Autumn session
102517.1 Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG
101423.3 Media Project Proposal
Recommended Sequence - Pathway 2 102292.1 Strategic Communication
40 credit points of Advanced Standing are available to local (Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be
students from a cognate discipline. Students will then need taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2)
to complete 120 credit points from Pathway 2 below.
The 40 credit points of units that will be offered for Year 2
advanced standing are
Spring session

° 102519 - Adaptive Leadership, Management and


Team Work 20 credit points;
101745.2
102521.1
Media Project Production
Media Research Project
° 101426 - Convergent Media Internship 10 credit
points;
Autumn session
° 102300 - Foundations of Media Arts and Production
(PG) 10 credit points. 102517.1 Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG
102292.1 Strategic Communication

(Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be


2.A - February Commencement taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2)
Year 1 Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries
Autumn session
101423.3 Media Project Proposal 1857.1
102292.1 Strategic Communication
This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.
(Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be
taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2) This is a unique Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries
for media, marketing and creative professionals wishing to
Spring session substantially reorient, enhance or develop their current
skills to respond to the challenges and opportunities of
101745.2 Media Project Production convergent media. To prosper in the convergent era, which
is characterised by the breakdown of traditional media silos,
Choose one of
and the transformation of media production and
101743.2 Mobile Media consumption practices, media professionals are now
101962.1 Researching Convergent Media required to understand and connect with their audiences
across broadcast, online, mobile and other channels and to
integrate new platforms and social media into their mix.
Year 2
The Graduate Diploma comprises 80 credit points of study
Autumn session either part time or full time. You will develop advanced
strategic thinking capacity, build skills and resources, and
102517.1 Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG explore the future of a converged world. You will also learn
102292.1 Strategic Communication how to leverage these skills and capacities in a range of
environments: commercial, government, and third sector.
(Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be
You will extend your experience portfolio, building
taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2)
advanced capacities in creative/conceptual enterprise,
strategic communication, new research methodologies and

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 40

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

media production. There are opportunities to develop high-


level strategic plans for real-world organisations, to deliver Recommended Sequence
a multi-platform/convergent media product and to intern
Start Year - February Commencement

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
professionally in the field. From mobile media to social
media, from gaming to strategic communication, you will
acquire a thorough knowledge of the converged Autumn session
professional landscape. 101423.3 Media Project Proposal
102292.1 Strategic Communication
Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time. Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Creative
Industries at this point.
Location
Campus Attendance Mode Spring session
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal 101745.2 Media Project Production
102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal 101426.2 Convergent Media Internship

Admission Mid Year - July Commencement


Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate or postgraduate degree in communication, Spring session
information technology, society and culture, creative arts,
public relations or marketing; OR 102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101743.2 Mobile Media
Have a minimum of five years full time or equivalent work 101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
experience in one of the following areas: journalism, public 101426.2 Convergent Media Internship
relations, advertising, marketing, media production,
communications, media relations, design, visual Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Creative
communication, creative arts or multi media. Industries at this point.
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work
experience must support their application with a Statement Autumn session
of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 101423.3 Media Project Proposal
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and 102292.1 Strategic Communication
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of 1858.1
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.
directly to the University should also use the information This is a unique Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
provided on the UAC website. for media, marketing and creative professionals seeking an
International applicants must apply directly to Western advanced introduction to the theories and practices of
Sydney University via the International Office. convergent media. Media professionals are now required to
understand and connect with their audiences across
International students applying to The University through broadcast, online, mobile and other channels and to
the International Office can find details of minimum English integrate new platforms and social media into their mix, to
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their prosper in the convergent era, which is characterised by the
website. breakdown of traditional media silos, and the
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian transformation of media production and consumption
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills practices.
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian This course is designed for communications, media and
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and design professionals to update and enhance their current
Western Sydney University. skills to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the
current era. The course includes opportunities for the
Course Structure creative development of a convergent media project and
Qualification for this award requires the successful engagement with the trends, theories and technologies of
completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in mobile media. The course offers an entry to the new world
the recommended sequence below. of strategic communications, exposure to new research
methods and design thinking, and the possibility of a
professional internship (where suitable). Students exit this
course with a media portfolio and improved knowledge
about the convergent media methodologies and trends.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 41

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

101426.2 Convergent Media Internship


Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.
Master of Creative Music Therapy
Location
Campus Attendance Mode
1650.1
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal The course is offered by the School of Communication Arts
at Western Sydney University in partnership with Nordoff
Robbins Music Therapy Australia Ltd. This course provides
Admission an excellent opportunity for graduates to enter the field of
For entry to the Graduate Certificate, students need an music therapy. The course assumes an appropriate level of
undergraduate or post graduate degree in a relevant musical competency and experience when the student is
discipline OR admitted, and seeks to build on this in developing music
Three years full time or equivalent work experience in one therapy practitioners. The aim of the course is to train
of the following areas: journalism, public relations, musicians in the specialisation of Creative Music Therapy.
advertising, media production, marketing, communications,
media, design, visual communication, creative arts or Study Mode
multimedia. Two years full-time
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work Location
experience must support their application with a Statement
of Service for all work experience listed on the application. Campus Attendance Mode
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Accreditation
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may The Master of Creative Music Therapy is accredited with
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
International applicants who are applying through the Graduates of the course are eligible to apply for
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of Registration (RMT) with the AMTA which qualifies them to
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable practice professionally.
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information Admission
provided on the UAC website. Applicants must have successfully completed an
International applicants must apply directly to Western undergraduate degree in any discipline
Sydney University via the International Office. and
International students applying to The University through Must attend an audition.
the International Office can find details of minimum English
Audition:
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website. You will be selected on an interview/audition in which
personal aptitude and professional experience are taken
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
into consideration. At your audition you will be asked to:
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian a) play two contrasting pieces on your first instrument, or if
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and you are a vocalist, sing two contrasting pieces;
Western Sydney University. b) play a piece on your second instrument;
c) sight read a melody (instrumental and vocal);
Course Structure d) harmonise a melody on the piano or other western
Qualification for this award requires the successful polyphonic instrument;
completion of 40 credit points including the units listed in e) improvise three simple variations on the piano or other
the recommended sequence below. western polyphonic instrument, on a given theme;
Start year - February Commencement f) perform a free improvisation based on a given subject/
theme, on the piano or an instrument of your choice. The
Autumn session improvisation should preferably be atonal.
101423.3 Media Project Proposal Note: The piano must be included in a) or b).
102292.1 Strategic Communication Applicants who are unable to attend the audition in person
will undertake a remote audio-visual audition (see b, c, d, e,
and f. above.) Prior to the remote audition, these applicants
Mid year - July Commencement should submit a DVD demonstrating musical proficiency
(see a. above) - play two contrasting pieces on your first
Spring session
instrument, or if you are a vocalist, sing two contrasting
102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG) pieces) and an essay of 1,500 words, describing their
101743.2 Mobile Media knowledge of Creative Music Therapy and why they wish to
101962.1 Researching Convergent Media

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 42

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

study it. The essay should include at least 4 references and


use APA format. 101445.4 Music Therapy Skills 1
101446.5 Music Therapy Skills 2
For further information, contact the Course Advisor.

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and Spring session
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 100911.5 Music Therapy Professional Practice
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and Choose one of (refer to note above)
International applicants who are applying through the 101443.4 Creative Music Therapy Practicum 1
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of 101444.5 Creative Music Therapy Practicum 2
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information Master of Digital Humanities
provided on the UAC website.
International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office. 1836.1
International students applying to The University through
the International Office can find details of minimum English Digital technology is influencing practically every aspect of
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their today’s knowledge economy and is driving advances in all
website. sectors of society. Many jobs require broad competencies
and understandings of the powerful role of technology in
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian society. There is also an increasing demand for practical
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills computing and software skills including for research and
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian analysis of data. The Master of Digital Humanities, in
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and offering a unique combination of postgraduate units from
Western Sydney University. the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and the
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, will
Course Structure allow students to develop practical as well as theoretical
Qualification for this award requires the successful skills in this field.
completion of 120 credit points including the units listed
below. Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.
Note:
The Music Therapy Skills and the Creative Music Therapy
Location
Practicum units are offered on a rotating two-year cycle and Campus Attendance Mode
students enrol depending on which units are being offered Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
in the current year. Intending applicants should check with
the Course Advisor prior to commencement if they have Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
any queries regarding the cycle of unit offerings.
Admission
Year 1
Applicants must have successfully completed an
Autumn session undergraduate or postgraduate degree in communication,
arts, information technology, society and culture, or the
100910.3 Music Therapy Method creative arts
Choose one of (refer to note above) Or
A Diploma in ICT/Computing/IS fields and five years full-
101445.4 Music Therapy Skills 1 time equivalent work experience in Information and
101446.5 Music Therapy Skills 2 Communications Technologies which includes experience
in applying skills in: programming; networking; database
Spring session design and development; systems analysis and design; and
project management.
100912.4 Music Therapy Theory and Practice 1
Additional Information
Choose one of (refer to note above)
The course length and structure varies based on the
101443.4 Creative Music Therapy Practicum 1 student’s previous study background and level, and work
101444.5 Creative Music Therapy Practicum 2 experience. Students should refer to the relevant Pathway
listed under Course Structure below.
Year 2 Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work
experience must support their application with a Statement
Autumn session of Service for all work experience listed on the application.
100914.5 Music Therapy Theory and Practice 2 Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Choose one of (refer to note above) Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 43

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may


have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and Mid-year commencement (Spring)
International applicants who are applying through the
Year 1
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable Spring session
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information 102426.1 Digital Humanities and Research Methods
provided on the UAC website. (PG)
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
One SHCA Pool unit
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian One SCEM Pool unit
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and One elective
Western Sydney University.
Autumn session
Course Structure 101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 120 credit points consisting of the units listed One SHCA Pool unit
in the recommended sequence below One SCEM Pool unit
One elective
Humanities and Communication Arts (SHCA)
Pool units Year 2
Students complete 30 credit points from the following units
Spring session
102292.1 Strategic Communication
102412.1 Global Digital Futures 102251.2 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and
101743.2 Mobile Media Policing
102424.1 Cyber Justice
One SHCA Pool unit
One SCEM Pool unit
Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
(SCEM) Pool units Master of Interpreting and Translation
Students complete 30 credit points from the following units
301038.2 Programming Proficiency
301045.2 Advanced Topics in User System Interaction 1777.2
300977.2 Systems Analysis and Database
Management Systems Students should follow the course structure for the course
300695.2 Network Technologies version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2017 or later.
Recommended Sequence
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
Year 1 provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
Autumn session to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course.
101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
The Master of Interpreting and Translation provides suitably
One SHCA Pool unit qualified graduates with training in interpreting and
translation leading to accreditation by the National
One SCEM Pool unit
Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
One elective (NAATI) as professional interpreters and/or translators
(formerly known as Level 3). The Master of Arts Translation
Spring session and Interpreting Studies is also available as an exit award
102426.1 Digital Humanities and Research Methods for students who are unable to pass Accreditation Studies
(PG) and who undertake an additional PG unit instead. The
102251.2 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation, the
Policing Graduate Diploma in Interpreting Studies, and the
Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies are available as
One elective early exit points from this course. Subject to demand, the
following languages are available: Arabic, Japanese,
Year 2 Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Spanish.
Autumn session Study Mode
Two SHCA Pool units Two years full-time or four years part-time.
Two SCEM Pool units

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 44

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Location Pathway 2
Campus Attendance Mode Pathway 2 is for students from non-cognate disciplines.

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
Students entering the program with an undergraduate or
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal postgraduate qualification in a non-cognate discipline must
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal complete 160cps in the Master of Interpreting and
Translation.
Advanced Standing Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Students who enter with a degree in a cognate discipline Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
will receive 40 credit points in advanced standing. These
students will need to complete the remaining 120 credit Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
points from the Interpreting and Translation pool. have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Accreditation Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
This course is approved by the National Accreditation minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
Professional level (formerly Level 3). Students who wish to directly to the University should also use the information
gain NAATI accreditation will need to pass all the units in provided on the UAC website.
the course (with a minimum mark of 50/100) and the unit International applicants must apply directly to Western
Accreditation Studies (with a minimum mark of 70/100) in Sydney University via the International Office.
at least one mode (i.e. Translation into English, Translation International students applying to The University through
from English, Interpreting). Students who are unable to the International Office can find details of minimum English
pass this unit will be able to graduate with the Master of proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies as an alternative website.
exit, provided they pass an alternative unit of 10 credit
points. Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Admission Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Applicants must have successfully completed an Western Sydney University.
undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any
discipline,
Course Structure
And
Qualification for this award requires the successful
Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent completion of 160 credit points.
and have native or near-native proficiency in one of the
following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, All students must complete the two units listed below and
Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese. 140 credit points from the Interpreting and Translation pool.
A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional
There are 2 pathways for entry Practicum (PG)
The native or near-native language proficiency requirement 101482.3 Accreditation Studies
applies to both pathways.

Pathway 1 Interpreting and Translation Pool


Pathway 1 is for students from cognate disciplines. 102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills
Students entering the program with an undergraduate 101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and
degree or postgraduate qualification in Interpreting and/or Captioning
Translation, or a substantial component of Interpreting and/ 101868.1 Business Interpreting
or Translation in their previous studies (major, 101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
specialisation, etc.), will receive advanced standing of 40 (PG)
credit points. Students then complete 120 credit points. 102167.1 Conference Interpreting
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
Credit will be awarded for 102338.1 Intercultural Communication (PG)
102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG)
° 101695 Introduction to Interpreting PG
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
101696.2
° 101696 Introduction to Translation PG
101854.1
Introduction to Translation PG
Language and Linguistics Research Methods
° 101297 Languages and Linguistics Special Project 101297.3
100916.2
Languages and Linguistics Special Project
Legal Interpreting
And one from the following two units:
100925.2 Literary Translation
° 102325 Advanced Academic English Skills 100922.2
100917.2
Medical Interpreting (PG)
Specialised Translation (PG)
° 101825 English Linguistics for TESOL 102524.1
101750.2
Text Analysis for Translation (PG)
Translation Technologies (PG)

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 45

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Note: Graduate Diploma in Interpreting


Students who enter with a degree in a cognate discipline
will receive 40 credit points in advanced standing, and will
then need to successfully complete the remaining 100 1775.1
credit points from the Interpreting and Translation pool. The
advanced standing awarded will be: Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
° 101695 Introduction to Interpreting PG applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2015 or later.
° 101696 Introduction to Translation PG
The Graduate Diploma in Interpreting provides suitably
qualified graduates with training in interpreting leading to
° 101297 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for
Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional
interpreters (formerly known as Level 3). Graduates of the
And one of the following two units: Graduate Diploma in Interpreting can articulate into the
Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies. Credit
° 102325 Advanced Academic English Skills is given for common units. The Graduate Certificate in
Interpreting and Translation is available as an early exit
° 101825 English Linguistics for TESOL point from this course. The Graduate Diploma in
Interpreting Studies is also available as an exit award for
students who do not complete Accreditation Studies,
provided they complete any alternative PG 10 credit-point
Recommended Sequence unit instead. Subject to demand, the following languages
are available: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai,
Year 1 Vietnamese and Spanish.

Autumn session Study Mode


One year full-time or one and a half years part-time.
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG Location
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
(PG) Campus Attendance Mode
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Choose one of
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
Accreditation
This course is approved by the National Accreditation
Spring session Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the
100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG) Professional level (formerly Level 3). Eligibility for
100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG) accreditation is triggered by the final examinations in the
102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG) unit Accreditation Studies, in which students are required to
pass* Interpreting with a minimum mark of 70 percent. This
Choose one of examination adheres to NAATI requirements. *Note: NAATI
requires a minimum pass mark of 70 percent.
102524.1 Text Analysis for Translation (PG)
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills Admission
Applicants must have successfully completed an
Year 2 undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any
discipline AND
Autumn session
Have native or near-native proficiency in one of the
100916.2 Legal Interpreting following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean,
101868.1 Business Interpreting Thai, Vietnamese and Spanish.
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
Two units from the Interpreting and Translation Pool permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
Spring session
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
Practicum (PG) International applicants who are applying through the
101482.3 Accreditation Studies Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
Two units from the Interpreting and Translation Pool proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 46

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

International applicants must apply directly to Western


Sydney University via the International Office. Location
International students applying to The University through Campus Attendance Mode

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
the International Office can find details of minimum English Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website. Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Accreditation
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian This course is approved by the National Accreditation
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the
Western Sydney University. Professional level (formerly Level 3). Eligibility for
accreditation is triggered by the final examinations in the
Course Structure unit Accreditation Studies, in which students are required to
pass* at least one of the Translation directions (from
Qualification for this award requires the successful English or into English) with a minimum mark of 70 percent.
completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in These examinations adhere to NAATI requirements. *Note:
the recommended sequence below. NAATI requires a minimum pass mark of 70 percent.
Recommended Sequence Admission
Autumn session Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG discipline AND
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
Applicants must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent
100916.2 Legal Interpreting
and have native or near-native proficiency in one of the
101868.1 Business Interpreting
following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean,
Thai, Vietnamese and Spanish.
Spring session Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional permanent resident visas must be made via the
Practicum (PG) Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG) Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG) have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
101482.3 Accreditation Studies International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
Graduate Diploma in Translation proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website.
1776.1 International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office.
Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version International students applying to The University through
applies to students whose commencement year for this the International Office can find details of minimum English
course is 2015 or later. proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website.
The Graduate Diploma in Translation provides suitably
qualified graduates with training in translation leading to Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
translators (formerly known as Level 3). Graduates of the qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Graduate Diploma in Translation can articulate into the Western Sydney University.
Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies. Credit
is given for common units. The Graduate Certificate in Course Structure
Interpreting and Translation is available as an early exit Qualification for this award requires the successful
point from this course. The Graduate Diploma in completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in
Translation Studies is also available as an exit award for the recommended sequence below.
students who do not complete Accreditation Studies,
provided they complete any alternative PG 10 credit-point Recommended Sequence
unit instead. Subject to demand, the following languages
are available: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Autumn session
Vietnamese and Spanish.
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
Study Mode 101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
One year full-time or two years part-time 101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
(PG)

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 47

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Native or near native proficiency in one of the following


Spring session languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai,
A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional Vietnamese and Spanish.
Practicum (PG) Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
101482.3 Accreditation Studies permanent resident visas must be made via the
100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG) Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and International applicants must apply directly to Western
Captioning Sydney University via the International Office.
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of
Translation minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre
website (UAC).
1602.5 Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Students should follow the course structure for the course Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
applies to students whose commencement year for this Western Sydney University.
course is 2015 or later.
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are Course Structure
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their Qualification for this award requires the successful
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer completion of 40 credit points including the units listed in
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the the recommended sequence below.
most up to date information for your course.
The Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation is Recommended Sequence
aimed at providing suitable bilingual graduates with
knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings and the
Full-time, Start-Year Intake
essential skills of interpreting and translation. The Graduate Autumn or Spring session
Certificate in Interpreting and Translation articulates into the
Graduate Diploma in Interpreting, the Graduate Diploma in 101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
Translation, the Master of Arts Interpreting and Translation 101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
Studies and the Master of Interpreting and Translation.
Credit towards any of these courses is granted based on And 20 credit points from the pool units below
common units. The course is suitable for people new to the
discipline as well as for practising interpreters and Full-time, Mid-Year Intake
translators wanting to learn about the theory and to improve
their practical skills. Spring or Autumn session
Subject to demand, the following languages are available: 101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese 101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
and Spanish.
And 20 credit points from the pool units below
Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time. Pool Units
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and
Location Captioning
Campus Attendance Mode 101868.1 Business Interpreting
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
(PG)
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal 102167.1 Conference Interpreting
102338.1 Intercultural Communication (PG)
Inherent requirements 102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG)
101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods
There are inherent requirements for this course that you 101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special Project
must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. 100916.2 Legal Interpreting
Make sure you read and understand the requirements for 100925.2 Literary Translation
this course online. 100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG)
100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG)
Admission 102524.1 Text Analysis for Translation (PG)
Applicants must have: 101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
An undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in
any discipline

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 48

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

International applicants must apply directly to Western


Master of Translation and TESOL Sydney University via the International Office.
International students applying to The University through

| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |


| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
| SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS |
the International Office can find details of minimum English
1816.1 proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website.
The TESOL units of this course will be offered at the Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Parramatta City campus. The Translation units will be Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
offered at the Bankstown Campus. Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
Students should follow the course structure for the course qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version Western Sydney University.
applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2016 or later. Course Structure
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are Qualification for this award requires the successful
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their completion of 160 credit points which include the units
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer listed below.
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course. Recommended sequence
The Master of Translation and TESOL provides The following is a recommended sequence. However,
professional education in two related and complementary students may choose to undertake the TESOL units of the
disciplines, translation and TESOL (Teaching English to course in the first year and the Translation units in the
Speakers of Other Languages). The TESOL component is second year.
consistent with the industry standard in the Australian and
international contexts. The translation component consists Start year intake
of theoretical and practical training in translation, leading to
accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Year 1
Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as a Professional
Translator. The course is designed for graduates in any Autumn session
field wishing to develop a long-term career in TESOL as
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
well as in Translation. Subject to demand, translation
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
training is offered in English and one of the following
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
languages: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish,
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
Thai or Vietnamese.
(PG)
Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time. Spring session

Location A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional


Practicum (PG)
Campus Attendance Mode 101482.3 Accreditation Studies
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal 100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG)
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Captioning
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Year 2
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Autumn session
Admission 101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
Applicants must have successfully completed an 101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula
undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any
discipline. Applicants must have and IELTS score of 7.0 or Choose one of
equivalent and have native or near-native proficiency in one
of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, 101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods
Mandarin, Spanish, Thai or Vietnamese. 102283.1 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication
102336.1 Functional Grammar
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Spring session
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may 101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and 101698.2 TESOL Internship
International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of Choose one of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
102335.1 Contexts of TESOL
directly to the University should also use the information
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills
provided on the UAC website.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 49

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS

Mid year intake


Year 1

Spring session
101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
100917.2 Specialised Translation (PG)
101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and
Captioning

Autumn session
A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation Professional
Practicum (PG)
101482.3 Accreditation Studies
101750.2 Translation Technologies (PG)
101845.1 Community and Social Services Translation
(PG)

Year 2

Spring session
101697.2 TESOL Methodology and Curricula
101824.3 Second Language Assessment and Testing

Choose one of
100919.2 Investigating Second Language Acquisition
102335.1 Contexts of TESOL
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills

Autumn session
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
101698.2 TESOL Internship

Choose one of
101854.1 Language and Linguistics Research Methods
102283.1 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication
102336.1 Functional Grammar

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 50

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Details of required qualification


SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or
PSYCHOLOGY higher, in visual arts, fine arts, art education, design,
architecture or visual media (e.g. photography. film, video
and/or television), or have majored in one of these areas
Master of Art Therapy OR
Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or
higher, in any discipline PLUS at least two units in visual
4595.8 arts, art education or design at university level, or a VET
Diploma of Visual or Fine Arts
Students should follow the course structure for the course

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
OR
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or
applies to students whose commencement year in this
higher, in any discipline PLUS be able to present written
course is 2016 or later.
evidence to the satisfaction of the School of Social
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are Sciences and Psychology of a minimum of five years of
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their professional experience and training in the visual arts
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
OR
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course. Have successfully completed the Master of Social Science
(Studies in Art Therapy) at UWS
Art therapy is a form of individual, family and group
psychotherapy in which participants engage in visual art Details of Supporting Documents to be submitted directly to
processes within a therapeutic relationship with a highly the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at UWS:
trained art therapy practitioner. Art therapy is internationally 1. A 500 word statement of intent explaining the reason
recognised as a valuable therapeutic approach to a wide why you are seeking entry to the course and how your art
range of psychological, social and physical conditions. The practice relates to the therapeutic application of arts
Master of Art Therapy is a clinical training program that 2. A compressed digital portfolio of your own artwork (10 to
equips graduates with theoretical knowledge and practical 12 photographs of artwork)
experience for work in a variety of contexts including
government and community organisations, health care AND
settings and private practice. The Graduate Diploma in Art A full CV including:
Therapy and Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy are
available as an exit point only. ° Details of a minimum of one year of full-time or
regular part-time work experience (paid, voluntary or
Study Mode student) in a supportive capacity with people in
Two years full-time or four years part-time. community, welfare, health, the arts or education
settings, including dates and a description of duties
Location ° Details of training and experience in the visual arts.
Campus Attendance Mode The CV should also include names and contact details of
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal two referees. Two relevant written references should be
included by applicants seeking recognition of five years or
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal more of experience and training in the visual arts.
Supporting documents should be sent by email directly to
Accreditation ssap@westernsydney.edu.au as soon as possible after
The Master of Art Therapy complies with the training applying through UAC and at latest by the final UAC closing
guidelines of the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy date. Please put ‘Master of Art Therapy Supporting
Association (ANZATA) and has been approved by the Documents’ in the subject field of your email.
ANZATA Accreditation Sub Committee. Course graduates Details of Group Interview
are eligible to apply for professional registration with
ANZATA. Depending on their field of employment, Master Invitations to the interview process will be selective, based
of Art Therapy graduates may be entitled to industrial on meeting the above entry criteria plus a consideration of
award coverage as an Art Therapist under the 2007 NSW all the supporting documentation. Interviewees must pass
Health Professionals Award. the interview to be considered for a place and will be
ranked, as numbers admitted to the program may be
Inherent requirements limited.
There are inherent requirements for this course. Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Admission Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements: Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
° Hold a qualification as detailed below International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
° Submit a portfolio of work and CV directly to the
School
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
° Attend a group Interview on campus

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 51

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

directly to the University should also use the information 102358.1 Practising Research and Researching
provided on the UAC website. Practice
International applicants must apply directly to the Western
Sydney University via the International Office International Spring Session
students applying to The University through the
International Office can find details of minimum English 102178.2 Critical and Creative Enquiry
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website. Part-time
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Year 1
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Autumn Session
Western Sydney University. 101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups

Course Structure Spring Session


Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 160 credit points consisting of the units listed 102354.1 Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications
in the recommended sequence below.
Note: Students may exit with the 4596 Graduate Diploma in Year 2
Art Therapy after completing the first year of the Master of
Art Therapy (80 credit points). Autumn Session
Students may exit with 1700 Graduate Certificate in Art 102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Therapy (exit only) after completing the following two units - Counselling 1
101303 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups and
102354 Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications (40 Spring Session
credit points).
102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Recommended Sequence Counselling 2
102356.1 Integrating Arts and Therapy
Full-time
Year 1 Year 3

Autumn Session 1H session

101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups 101784.2 Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Counselling 1 2H Session
101785.2 Further Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)
Spring Session
102354.1 Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications Year 4
102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Counselling 2 Autumn Session
102356.1 Integrating Arts and Therapy Note: In this course 102357 Ethics and Diversity replaces
102175 Research in the Social Sciences (102175 will count
Year 2 towards course completion for students who have
previously passed this unit).
1H Session 102357.1 Ethics and Diversity in Research and
101784.2 Clinical Studies (Art Therapy) Therapy
102176.1 Theories of Difference and Diversity
Autumn Session Please note: Unit 102176 is taught at Parramatta City only.
Note: In this course 102357 Ethics and Diversity replaces
102175 Research in the Social Sciences (102175 will count 2H session
towards course completion for students who have 102358.1 Practising Research and Researching
previously passed this unit). Practice
102357.1 Ethics and Diversity in Research and
Therapy Spring Session
102176.1 Theories of Difference and Diversity
102178.2 Critical and Creative Enquiry
Please note: Unit 102176 is taught at Parramatta City only.

2H Session
101785.2 Further Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 52

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Campus Attendance Mode


Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
only)
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal
4596.4
The Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy is available as an exit Course Structure
point only from the 4595 Master of Art Therapy after the Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 80 credit points. completion of 40 credit points consisting of the units listed
in the recommended sequence below.

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time. Recommended Sequence
Location Full-time
Campus Attendance Mode
Year 1
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Autumn Session
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal Spring Session
102354.1 Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications
Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 80 credit points consisting of the units listed Master of Clinical Psychology
in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence 1812.1


Full-time Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Year 1 applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2016 or later.
Autumn Session
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
Counselling 1 to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course.
Spring Session The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional
master’s course designed to develop competent clinical
102354.1 Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications psychologists. The course provides a thorough training in
102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and the knowledge and skills necessary to understand
Counselling 2 dysfunctional behaviour and psychopathology, and to
102356.1 Integrating Arts and Therapy implement effective evidence-based interventions including
cognitive behavioural therapy. Students learn to become
Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy (exit specialist practitioners in the scientist/practitioner mode
through completion of specified coursework, a research
only) project, and 1000 hours of supervised practice in clinical
and other appropriate settings.

1700.2 Study Mode


Two years full-time or four years part-time.
The Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy is available as an
exit point only from the 4595 Master of Art Therapy after Location
passing the following two units - 101303 Art Therapy: Campus Attendance Mode
Histories, Theories, Groups and 102354 Art Therapy:
Approaches and Applications (40 credit points). Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
Location
Campus Attendance Mode Penrith Campus Full Time Internal

Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal Penrith Campus Part Time Internal

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 53

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

International applicants who are applying through the


Accreditation Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
This course is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
Accreditation Council (APAC). proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information
Inherent requirements provided on the UAC website. Click the UAC link below.
There are inherent requirements for this course that you International students applying to The University through
must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. the International Office need to have their applications
Make sure you read and understand the requirements for submitted by 31 October of each year. Applications will
this course online. then be assessed and if academic and English proficiency
criteria are met then students may be offered an interview.
Admission Positions for the Master of Clinical Psychology Program will
Applicants will be subject to competitive selection based on be offered based on criteria including outcomes from
academic excellence, interview, external referees’ reports, academic criteria, English proficiency and the interview.
and consideration of professional experience. To be Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and
considered for admission an indicative academic acceptable proof can be found on the international office
achievement based on entry in previous years is a grade website.
point average of 5.5 or higher, or an undergraduate Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
honours level of class 2 upper level (2A or 2.1 Honours). Psychological Society to be equivalent to Australian
Applicants must: qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University.
° Hold an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
(APAC) accredited four-year undergraduate Special Requirements
Psychology degree or equivalent. To be eligible to undertake professional placement, all
° Be eligible for provisional registration with the
Psychology Board of Australia
students must be eligible for: Full or provisional registration
with the Psychology Board of Australia; A Criminal Record
Check; A National Police Certificate; Prohibited
° Arrange for completion and submission of referees
reports Employment Declaration prior or a Working with Children
Check Student Declaration; Child Protection training
° Attend an interview, by invitation, with the School of
Social Sciences and Psychology
seminar.

Applicants, whose degree was completed more than 10 Course Structure


years prior to the year of entry, will not be admitted unless
they hold current full registration with the Psychology Board Qualification for this award requires the successful
of Australia. completion of 160 credit points which include the units
listed in the recommended sequence below.
No deferrals will be accepted for this course.

Academic and Professional Referee Reports


Recommended Sequence
Academic and Professional referee reports are to be Full-time
provided via the Post-Graduate Programs Reference
Request System. Year 1
Click the link below or copy and past this url: hppt://www.
Autumn session
psychologyreference.org
101810.2 Core Skills and Ethical Practice
Additional Information for successful applicants: 102400.1 Assessment: Cognitive Functions
There are some additional requirements you must meet 101812.2 Clinical Psychopathology 1
before you can start your Clinical work as detailed in the 101213.3 Psychological Interventions 1
Western Sydney University special requirements website
Spring session
Additional admission requirements for International
applicants 101813.2 Clinical Psychopathology 2
101210.3 Child Clinical Psychology
° IELTS (Academic) - 7.0 overall score with a minimum
6.0 in each subtest
101214.3 Psychological Interventions 2
101814.2 Clinical Research Methods
° TOEFL 600 (Minimum 5.0 in TWE)

° TOEFL computer based test - 250 (Minimum 5.0


essay writing)
2H Session
101815.2 Clinic Placement A
° TOEFL Internet based test - 100 (writing = 21 and all
subtests = 18)
Year 2
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Autumn session
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
101817.3 Clinical Neuropsychology and
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
Psychopharmacology
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
101220.2 Clinical Health Psychology

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 54

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Invitations to the interview process will be selective, based


1H session on CV and letter, and interviewees will be ranked, as
numbers admitted to the program are limited.
101816.1 Clinic Placement B
101818.4 Professional Placement 1 Information for applicants about the Interview
101819.3 Professional Placement 2 Prior to the Interview, applicants will be required to submit a
101820.3 Professional Placement 3 detailed CV to ssap@uws.edu.au and an accompanying
101239.3 Applied Research Project letter of application addressing the following:

2H session ° Reason for wishing to pursue a counselling


qualification
101239.3 Applied Research Project ° Relevant life experience

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
101818.4 Professional Placement 1
101819.3 Professional Placement 2 ° Relevant work or volunteer experience
101820.3 Professional Placement 3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
Graduate Diploma in Counselling holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
1647.5 have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local
applicants who are applying through the Universities
Students enrolled in previous versions should discuss their Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum
course progression with their Course Advisor. This version English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on
applies to students whose commencement year for this the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to
course is 2016 or later. Western Sydney University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website.
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
most up to date information for your course. qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University
Counselling is a cross-disciplinary pathway into a career in
helping human beings in distress. In counselling, clients
learn self-knowledge and become able to change through a Course Structure
dedicated helping relationship, in which high levels of skill, Qualification for this award requires the successful
sensitivity, self-knowledge and ethical conduct are required completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in
of the helper. In contrast to some of the longer-established the recommended sequence below.
helping professions, counselling, as taught in this program,
places greater emphasis on the creation of a therapeutic Recommended sequence
environment for the client than on specific techniques or the
application of particular theoretical models. This program is Part-time
aimed specifically at graduates in any discipline who can
demonstrate the personal qualities required for this Year 1
demanding profession.
Autumn session
Study Mode 102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Two years part-time. Counselling 1

Location
Spring session
Campus Attendance Mode
102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal Counselling 2
102364.1 Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
Accreditation
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling is accredited with the Year 2
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
(PACFA). 1H session
Admission 102365.1 Clinical Studies in Psychotherapy and
Applicants must have successfully completed an Counselling
undergraduate degree or higher in any discipline.
AND 2H session
Participate in a group interview on campus to demonstrate 102366.1 Further Clinical Studies in Psychotherapy
their suitability for the program. and Counselling

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 55

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and


Graduate Certificate in Counselling permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
1648.5 have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local
applicants who are applying through the Universities
Students enrolled in previous versions should discuss their Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum
course progression with their Course Advisor. This version English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on
applies to students whose commencement year for this the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to
course is 2016 or later. Western Sydney University should also use the information
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided on the UAC website.
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
most up to date information for your course. qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Counselling is a cross-disciplinary pathway into a career in Western Sydney University.
helping human beings in distress In counselling clients gain
self-understanding, expand interpersonal capacities and Course Structure
become more able to change through a dedicated helping Qualification for this award requires the successful
relationship. This course focuses on the process of creating completion of 40 credit points including the units listed in
of a therapeutic environment for clients and on cultivating the recommended sequence below.
the high levels of skill, sensitivity, self-knowledge and
ethical conduct required of the counselling professional. Recommended sequence
Theories and approaches are taught and critically
examined in the light of their contribution to a contemporary Part-time
relational understanding and practice of counselling. This
program is aimed specifically at graduates in any discipline Year 1
who can demonstrate the personal qualities required for
this demanding profession. Autumn session
Students who wish to meet Professional Training 102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Standards are advised to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Counselling 1
Counselling.

Study Mode Spring session


One year part-time. 102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Counselling 2
Location 102364.1 Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
Campus Attendance Mode
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Accreditation
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling is not accredited by 1796.2
PACFA.
Students should follow the course structure for the course
Admission version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Applicants must have successfully completed an applies to students whose commencement year for this
undergraduate degree or higher in any discipline. course is 2017 or later.
AND The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is a fourth year of
Participate in a group interview on campus to demonstrate undergraduate study in psychology designed for those
their suitability for the program. seeking entry into the profession as a provisional
psychologist. For students who meet the entry standard it is
Invitations to the interview process will be selective, based an alternative method to honours of gaining an accredited
on CV and letter, and interviewees will be ranked, as fourth year of undergraduate study in psychology.
numbers admitted to the program are limited.
Entry into the School’s APAC-accredited 4th year programs
Information for applicants about the Interview in psychology is limited to students who have completed an
Prior to the Interview, applicants will be required to submit a approved accredited three year undergraduate sequence in
detailed CV to ssap@uws.edu.au and an accompanying psychology (or an approved accredited bridging sequence
letter of application addressing the following: such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies) in
the last 10 years. In addition, students must have obtained
° Reason for wishing to pursue a counselling
qualification
an Average Admission Mark of a credit average (65+ in the
Western Sydney University grading system) in Level 2 and
° Relevant life experience 3 units with a majority of Credit or higher grades in Level 2
and 3 psychology units (or the equivalent to Level 2 and 3
° Relevant work or volunteer experience

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 56

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

at other institutions). Entry into the program may be International applicants who are applying through the
restricted due to supervisory capacity. Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
This one year, 80 credit point, fee-paying program minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
comprises one-semester units on advanced topics in proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
psychology, psychological assessment and intervention, directly to the University should also use the information
and counselling and consultation, as well as a yearlong provided on the UAC website.
research methods seminar, and a year long empirical International applicants must apply directly to Western
research project. Students work in groups with a research Sydney University via the International Office. International
supervisor on a common project, and individually write a students applying to The University through the
major research report on the project and its findings. International Office can find details of minimum English
The award is offered on Bankstown Campus. For those proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website.

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
students who meet entry requirements, this award provides
an accredited fourth-year of study enabling registration as a Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of
Australia. minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre
Study Mode website (UAC).
One year full-time or two years part-time. Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Location Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
Campus Attendance Mode qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University.
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful
Accreditation completion of 80 credit points including a 20 credit point
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology research methods unit, a 30 credit point thesis, and three
Accreditation Council (APAC) as an accredited fourth year 10 credit point units.
of study in Psychology. Graduates of this award will be
eligible for Provisional registration as a Psychologist with Recommended Sequence
the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and for
associate membership of the Australian Psychological Year 1
Society (APS).
1H session
Admission 100983.5 Research Methods Seminar
Entry into the School’s APAC-accredited 4th year programs 100488.5 Empirical Research Project
in psychology is limited to students who have completed an
approved accredited three year undergraduate sequence in
Autumn Session
psychology (or an approved accredited bridging sequence
such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies) in 101541.4 Advanced Topics in Psychology
the last 10 years. In addition, students must have obtained 101247.4 Counselling and Consultation
an Average Admission Mark of a credit average (65+ in the
Western Sydney University grading system) in Level 2 and
2H session
3 units with a majority of Credit or higher grades in Level 2
and 3 psychology units (or the equivalent to Level 2 and 3 100983.5 Research Methods Seminar
at other institutions). 100488.5 Empirical Research Project
Entry into the Graduate Diploma in Psychology is restricted
by supervisory capacity. Limited places are available in this Spring session
course and meeting the admission criteria does not
guarantee entry. Eligible students are selected in order of 101420.3 Theory and Practice of Psychological
merit based on their Average Admission Mark in Level 2 Assessment and Intervention
and 3 units. There is no provision for deferring an offer of a
place. Graduate Diploma of Psychological
The School is skilled at evaluating student transcripts.
However, the onus will be on applicants with irregular
Studies
studies to prove they have an accredited three-year
psychology sequence in their undergraduate degree to gain
admission to the program and would typically be required to 1630.2
produce a letter from their Head of School to this effect.
Students should follow the course structure for the course
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
applies to students whose commencement year for this
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
course is 2010 or later.
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 57

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer International applicants must apply directly to Western
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the Sydney University via the International Office.
most up to date information for your course.
International students applying to The University through
Psychology is the field of inquiry that uses scientific the International Office can find details of minimum English
techniques and methods to understand and explain proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
behaviour and experience. As a profession, it involves the website.
application of psychological knowledge to practical
problems in human behaviour. Units in the program are Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
drawn from the following topic areas of psychology: history Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
of psychology, biological psychology, learning, social Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
psychology, lifespan development, sensation and qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
perception, individual differences, personality and cognitive Western Sydney University.
processes.
The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies is
Course Structure
accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Qualification for this award requires the successful
Council (APAC) as a three-year sequence in Psychology. completion of 120 credit points which include the units
The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies prepares listed in the recommended sequence below.
graduates for an accredited fourth year in Psychology; it
does not comprise such a fourth year. Recommended Sequence
Units run concurrently on both Bankstown and Penrith
Study Mode Campus.
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.
Full-time
Location Units offered at Bankstown and Penrith Campus
Campus Attendance Mode
Year 1
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal Autumn session
101184.3 Psychology: Human Behaviour
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal
100013.3 Experimental Design and Analysis
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal 101684.4 Brain and Behaviour
101680.4 Perception
Advanced Standing
All applicants will have the equivalent of a three year Spring session
Bachelors' degree in the AQF framework and for specified 101676.3 Human Learning
credit for any psychology units. Advanced standing will only 101678.4 Motivation and Emotion
be given for psychology units from APAC accredited 101683.3 Social Psychology
awards under the university's specified credit rules. The 101677.4 Cognitive Processes
maximum specified credit for the award will be 80 credit
points. At least 50 percent (60 credit points) of the required
credit points for the award must be achieved through formal Year 2
study at Western Sydney University.
Summer session - (Bankstown campus only)
Accreditation 101681.4 Abnormal Psychology
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council (APAC) as an undergraduate three
year sequence in Psychology. Autumn session
101679.3 Personality
Admission 101689.3 Advanced Research Methods
Applicants must have successfully completed an 101682.5 Developmental Psychology
undergraduate degree in any discipline (Non Psychology
major OR Psychology major older than 10 years) Spring session
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the 101681.4 Abnormal Psychology
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
(Note: Spring Session for students who do not complete
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may Abnormal Psychology in Summer)
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the Part-time
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable Year 1
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information Autumn session
provided on the UAC website.
101184.3 Psychology: Human Behaviour
101680.4 Perception

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 58

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Spring session
Location
Campus Attendance Mode
101676.3 Human Learning
101678.4 Motivation and Emotion Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Year 2

Autumn session
Accreditation
The Master of Planning is accredited by the Planning
100013.3 Experimental Design and Analysis Institute of Australia (PIA).
101684.4 Brain and Behaviour

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
Admission
Spring session Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree
101683.3 Social Psychology OR
101677.4 Cognitive Processes
Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work
experience in planning, geography, social science,
Year 3 environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies,
urban and regional studies or public policy.
Autumn session
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work
101689.3 Advanced Research Methods experience MUST support their application with a
101682.5 Developmental Psychology Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the
101679.3 Personality application.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
Spring session holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
101681.4 Abnormal Psychology
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
(this unit is also offered in Summer) have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Master of Planning Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
1712.2 directly to the University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website.
This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus. International applicants must apply directly to Western
However, as noted below, those units which are shared Sydney University via the International Office.
with the Master of Social Science degree are only available International students applying to The University through
at Penrith campus. the International Office can find details of minimum English
Students should follow the course structure for the course proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version website.
applies to students whose commencement year in this Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
course is 2015 or later. Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer Western Sydney University.
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course. Course Structure
The Master of Planning is a two year course in urban and Qualification for this award requires the successful
regional planning. The degree equips the students with completion of 160 credit points including the units listed
professional and scholarly education to take a leadership below.
role in statutory town planning practice as well as policy Note: Units shared with the Master of Social Science
development. This course has a strong emphasis on degree are only available at the Penrith Campus.
research rooted in social sciences and in the fast growing
Greater Western Sydney Region. The coursework includes Recommended Sequence
learning and training in history and theory, governance,
professional practice, economic development, Year 1
sustainability, transport planning, spatial analysis, and legal
frameworks for planning. Autumn session
102175.1 Research in the Social Sciences
Study Mode 102179.1 Theories of the Social
Two years full-time or four years part-time.
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 59

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

2H session Autumn session


102177.2 Advanced Social Research Methods 101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project
102069.1 Heritage and Planning
Spring session
102180.2 Translation from Theory and Research to Master of Professional Psychology
Policy
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy 1814.1

Year 2 Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
1H session applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2016 or later.
102040.2 Master of Social Science Thesis
Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
Autumn session studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project
most up to date information for your course.
102069.1 Heritage and Planning
This Professional Psychology award is designed to prepare
fourth year psychology graduates with a fifth year of training
2H session under the ‘5+1 model’, as recommended by Australian
102040.2 Master of Social Science Thesis Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and Psychology
Board of Australia (PsyBA), and will give graduates an
APAC accredited professional qualification. This degree
Spring session provides key training in ethics, psychological assessment,
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance therapeutic interventions, and other professional skills,
and Power in the City which achieves 50% of the requirements towards
registration as a generalist psychologist. To meet the need
Master''s Level Elective for forensically oriented psychologists in the field, this
degree also addresses psychological practice within the
Recommended Sequence: Mid-year Entry forensic psychology domain. Students who complete this
(Spring) degree must undertake additional appropriately supervised
placement hours, which they must arrange themselves to
Year 1 obtain full registration as a psychologist.
Spring session Study Mode
102180.2 Translation from Theory and Research to One year full-time or two years part-time.
Policy
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
Location
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy Campus Attendance Mode
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal
and Power in the City
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal
Autumn session
Accreditation
102175.1 Research in the Social Sciences The objective of the Master of Professional Psychology is to
102179.1 Theories of the Social provide one year full time training in the professional
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory practice of psychology sufficient to prepare students for a
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation final year of supervised internship to complete registration
requirements.
Year 2
Inherent requirements
2H session There are inherent requirements for this course that you
102040.2 Master of Social Science Thesis must meet in order to complete your course and graduate.
102177.2 Advanced Social Research Methods Make sure you read and understand the requirements for
this course online.
Spring session Admission
Master''s Level Elective Applicants will be subject to competitive selection based on
academic excellence, interview, external referees’ reports,
1H session and consideration of professional experience. To be
102040.2 Master of Social Science Thesis considered for admission an indicative academic

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 60

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

achievement based on entry in previous years is a grade qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
point average of 5 or higher. Western Sydney University.
Applicants must
Special Requirements
° Hold an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
(APAC) accredited four-year undergraduate
* Full or provisional registration with the Psychology Board
of Australia; * A Criminal Record Check; * A National Police
Psychology degree or equivalent. Certificate; * Prohibited Employment Declaration prior or a
Working with Children Check Student Declaration; * Child
° Be eligible for provisional registration with the
Psychology Board of Australia Protection training seminar.

° Arrange for completion and submission of referees


reports via the HODSPA reference request system Course Structure

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
Qualification for this award requires the successful
° Attend an interview, by invitation, with the School of
Social Sciences and Psychology completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed
below.
Applicants, whose degree was completed more than 10
years prior to the year of entry, will not be admitted. Recommended sequence
No deferrals will be accepted for this course.
Year 1
Academic and Professional referee reports
can be downloaded from the HODSPA reference request Autumn session
system 101810.2 Core Skills and Ethical Practice
102359.2 Assessment: Psychological Practice
Additional Information for successful applicants 102360.2 Core Therapeutic Modalities
There are some additional requirements you must meet 102362.2 Psychopathology: Theory and Practice
before you can start your Clinical work as detailed in the
following Western Sydney University special requirements
website Spring session
102361.2 Advanced Therapeutic Modalities
Additional admission requirements for International 102400.1 Assessment: Cognitive Functions
applicants 102363.2 Forensic Psychology: Theory and Practice
101814.2 Clinical Research Methods
° IELTS (Academic) - 7.0 overall score with a minimum
6.0 in each subtest 101818.4 Professional Placement 1

° TOEFL 600 (Minimum 5.0 in TWE)


Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling
° TOEFL computer based test - 250 (Minimum 5.0
essay writing)

° TOEFL Internet based test - 100 (writing = 21 and all


subtests = 18)
1817.1
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of Students should follow the course structure for the course
permanent resident visas must be made via the version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). applies to students whose commencement year for this
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may course is 2016 or later.
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
International applicants who are applying through the provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying most up to date information for your course.
directly to the University should also use the information
The Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling is a cross-
provided on the UAC website.
disciplinary pathway into a career in helping people in
International applicants must apply directly to Western distress. In counselling and psychotherapy, clients gain self-
Sydney University via the International Office. understanding, expand interpersonal capacities and
International students applying to The University through become more able to change through a dedicated helping
the International Office need to have their applications relationship. This course focuses on the process of creating
submitted by 31 October of each year. Applications will of a therapeutic environment for clients and on cultivating
then be assessed and if academic and English proficiency the high levels of skill, sensitivity, self-knowledge and
criteria are met then students may be offered an interview. ethical conduct required of the counselling and
Positions for the Master of Clinical Psychology Program will psychotherapy professional. Theories and approaches are
be offered based on criteria including outcomes from taught and critically examined in the light of their
academic criteria, English proficiency and the interview. contribution to a contemporary relational understanding and
Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. A research
acceptable proof can be found on the international office component introduces students to the systematic study of
website. the counselling experience from a variety of methodological
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian perspectives. This course is open to graduates in any
Psychological Society to be equivalent to Australian

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 61

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

discipline who can demonstrate the personal and reflective


qualities required for this demanding profession. 2H session
102358.1 Practising Research and Researching
Study Mode Practice
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Location Spring session


Campus Attendance Mode 102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal Counselling 2
102364.1 Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal 102371.1 Integrated Practices 2: Affliction and
Recovery
Admission
1. An undergraduate degree or higher in any discipline Year 2
discipline and submission of a Statement of Intent and CV
detailing voluntary and paid work, relevant life experiences, 1H session
education and training, and interests, to the satisfaction of 102365.1 Clinical Studies in Psychotherapy and
the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, AND Counselling
achieving an interview score of 70% or above in a group
applicant interview.
Autumn session
OR
2. Achievement of a GPA of 5.5 (high credit) or above in 102372.1 Integrated Practices 3: Emotions,
the University's Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Embodiment and Connection
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the 2H session
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 102366.1 Further Clinical Studies in Psychotherapy
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may and Counselling
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
Spring session
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable 102178.2 Critical and Creative Enquiry
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying 102373.1 Integrated Practices 4: Self and
directly to the University should also use the information Relationships
provided on the UAC website.
International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office.
Master of Social Science
International students applying to The University through
the International Office can find details of minimum English 1770.1
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website.
This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Students should follow the course structure for the course
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and applies to students whose commencement year for this
Western Sydney University. course is 2015 or later.
The Master of Social Science offers a flexible design
Course Structure allowing students to select areas of study across the Social
Sciences to match their academic interests and/or career
Qualification for this award requires the successful pathway. Completion of the thesis and the associated
completion of 160 credit points which include the units research units in the Master of Social Science core is
listed below. intended to meet admission requirements for PhD study.
Students graduating from the Master of Social Science will
Recommended sequence have in-depth mastery of theory and research in the social
sciences and at least one area of specialisation.
Year 1

Autumn session Study Mode


Two years full-time or four years part-time.
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Counselling 1 Location
102357.1 Ethics and Diversity in Research and Campus Attendance Mode
Therapy
102370.1 Integrated Practice 1: Self and Story Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 62

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Advanced Standing Autumn session


Applications for advanced standing will be assessed in
One Specialisation unit
accordance with current University policy.
One Specialisation unit
Admission
2H session
Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree and/or postgraduate qualification in 102040.2 Master of Social Science Thesis
the broad field of social sciences.
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of Spring session
permanent resident visas must be made via the One Specialisation unit

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
One Specialisation unit
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and Specialisations
International applicants who are applying through the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of ST1000.1 Studies in Art Therapy
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable ST1001.1 Studies in Counselling
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying ST1003.1 Development, Security and
directly to the University should also use the information Sustainability
provided on the UAC website. ST1004.1 Policing Leadership
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian ST1005.1 Urban Studies
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills ST1006.1 Difference and Diversity
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian ST1007.1 Digital Research and Social Data
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Analytics
Western Sydney University. ST1008.1 International Criminology
ST1009.1 Religion and Society
Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful Graduate Diploma in Social Science
completion of 160 credit points consisting of 100 credit
points of core units, a 40 credit point specialisation plus 20
credit points from the Specialisation/Electives 1771.1
Core Units This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.
Year 1 Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Autumn session applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2015 or later.
102175.1 Research in the Social Sciences The Graduate Diploma in Social Science is designed to
102179.1 Theories of the Social provide students with a substantial program of study in the
102176.1 Theories of Difference and Diversity social sciences at Post graduate level, with the option to
One Specialisation unit continue into the Master of Social Science program.

Spring session Study Mode


One year full-time or two years part-time.
102180.2 Translation from Theory and Research to
Policy Location
102177.2 Advanced Social Research Methods Campus Attendance Mode
102181.2 Nation, Power and Difference
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
One Specialisation unit
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Note: Students may exit this course with a Graduate
Certificate in Social Science after completing 40 credit
points of core units (excluding 102040 Master of Social Admission
Science Thesis) Applicants must have successfully completed an
Students may exit this course with a Graduate Diploma in undergraduate degree and/or postgraduate qualification in
Social Science after completing 80 credit points (cps) the broad field of social sciences.
consisting of 60 cps of core units (excluding 102040 Master Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and
of Social Science Thesis) and 20 cps from one of the holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Specialisations. Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
Year 2 have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the
1H session
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
102040.2 Master of Social Science Thesis minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 63

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying


directly to the University should also use the information Admission
provided on the UAC website. Applicants must have successfully completed an
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian undergraduate degree and/or postgraduate qualification in
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills the broad field of social sciences OR
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian Have a minimum of three years full-time equivalent work
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and experience within the broad field of social sciences
Western Sydney University.
Applicants from Australian and NZ citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Course Structure Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Qualification for this award requires the successful Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
completion of 80 credit points consisting of 60 credit points have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
of core units (excluding 102040 Thesis Unit) and 20 credit International applicants who are applying through the
points from the Specialisation/ Alternate units from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
1770.1 Master of Social Science. minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
Year 1 directly to the University should also use the information
Autumn Session provided on the UAC website.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
102175.1 Research in the Social Sciences Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
102179.1 Theories of the Social Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
102176.1 Theories of Difference and Diversity qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University.
And one Specialisation / Alternate unit from the Master of
Social Science
Course Structure
Spring session Qualification for this award requires the successful
102180.2 completion of 40 credit points of core units (excluding
Translation from Theory and Research to
102040 Thesis Unit) from the 1770.1 Master of Social
Policy
102177.2 Science.
Advanced Social Research Methods
102181.2 Nation, Power and Difference
Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
And one Specialisation / Alternate unit from the Master of
Social Science
1792.1
Graduate Certificate in Social Science
Students should follow the course structure for the course
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
1772.1 applies to students whose commencement year for this
course is 2016 or later.
This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus. Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
Students should follow the course structure for the course provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
applies to students whose commencement year for this to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
course is 2015 or later. most up to date information for your course.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Science is designed to The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) (MSW(Q)) is aimed
introduce students to post graduate study in the Social at graduates of Social Sciences and other Human Services
Sciences with the option to continue into the Master of programs who wish to achieve a professional qualification
Social Science program. in social work. It combines the academic rigour, including
research training required for a Masters level qualification,
Study Mode with 1008 hours of field education. The combination of
Six months full-time or one year part-time. blended and work-based learning is a distinguishing feature
of this degree.
Location
Campus Attendance Mode
Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Location
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Campus Attendance Mode
Advanced Standing Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Applications for advanced standing will be assessed in Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
accordance with current University policy.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 64

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Accreditation Spring session


This course is provisionally accredited by the Australian
102397.1 Social Work (Qualifying) Field Education 2
Association of Social Workers (AASW).
102398.1 Integrated Project
Admission
Applicants must have successfully completed an Master of Urban Management and
undergraduate degree in the areas of Health, Education or Planning
Society and Culture, with a minimum of eight (8) units
completed in psychology or sociology.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and 1674.2

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Students should follow the course structure for the course
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and applies to students whose commencement year for this
International applicants who are applying through the course is 2014 or later.
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
directly to the University should also use the information to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
provided on the UAC website. most up to date information for your course.
International applicants must apply directly to Western The Master of Urban Management and Planning gives
Sydney University via the International Office. students the professional and scholarly education to take a
International students applying to The University through leadership role in urban management, strategic planning
the International Office can find details of minimum English and policy development. The coursework includes
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their preparation in professional practice, history and the
website. theoretical and legal frameworks for planning. Students will
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian develop skills in a range of relevant areas including
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills governance, urban finance and sustainable strategies. The
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian course also includes sizeable research and industry
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and placement components.
Western Sydney University.
Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.
Course Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful Location
completion of 160 credit points which include the units Campus Attendance Mode
listed below.
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal
Recommended sequence
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal
Year 1
Accreditation
Autumn session The Master of Urban Management and Planning, when
102390.1 Social Work Practice Methods 1 completed in conjunction with the B Social Science
102179.1 Theories of the Social (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning) or
102175.1 Research in the Social Sciences the B Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management
102176.1 Theories of Difference and Diversity and Planning), is accredited by the Planning Institute of
Australia (PIA).

Spring session Admission


102391.1 Social Work (Qualifying) Field Education 1 Applicants must have successfully completed an
102177.2 Advanced Social Research Methods undergraduate degree in planning, geography, social
102392.1 Leadership in Organisations science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape
studies, urban and regional studies or public policy
Year 2 Applications from Australian and NZ citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Autumn session Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
102393.1 Power and Marginalisation Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
102394.1 Contextualised Practice have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
102395.1 Critical Social Work Practice International applicants who are applying through the
102396.1 Social Work Practice Methods 2 Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 65

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

directly to the University should also use the information


provided on the UAC website. Spring session
International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office. 101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
International students applying to The University through and Power in the City
the International Office can find details of minimum English
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their
website. Year 2
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Autumn session
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian 101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and 102069.1 Heritage and Planning
Western Sydney University.
Spring session
Course Structure
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Qualification for this award requires the successful 101637.2 Urban Research Report
completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in
the recommended sequence below.
Graduate Diploma in Urban Management
Recommended Sequence and Planning
Full-time
Year 1 1675.1
Autumn session The Graduate Diploma in Urban Management and Planning
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory gives students the professional and scholarly education to
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation take a leadership role in urban management, strategic
101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project planning and policy development. The coursework includes
102069.1 Heritage and Planning preparation in professional practice, history, the theoretical
and legal frameworks for planning. Students will develop
skills in a range of relevant areas including governance,
Spring session urban finance and sustainable strategies.
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
and Power in the City
101637.2 Urban Research Report
Location
Campus Attendance Mode
Full-time: Mid-year Entry (Spring) Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal

Year 1 Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal

Spring session Admission


101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places Applicants must have successfully completed an
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy undergraduate degree in planning, geography, social
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape
and Power in the City studies, urban and regional studies or public policy
101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project or
Have a minimum of three years full-time equivalent work
Autumn session experience in planning, geography, social science,
environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies,
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory urban and regional studies or public policy
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation
102069.1 Heritage and Planning Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work
101637.2 Urban Research Report experience MUST support their application with a
Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the
application.
Part-time Applications from Australian citizens and holders of
permanent resident visas must be made via the
Year 1
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Autumn session Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory International applicants who are applying through the
101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 66

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of


minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable Part-time
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying
directly to the University should also use the information Year 1
provided on the UAC website.
Autumn session
International applicants must apply directly to Western
Sydney University via the International Office. 101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
International students applying to The University through 101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation
the International Office can find details of minimum English
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their Spring session
website. Choose two of

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills 101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian 101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and 101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
Western Sydney University. and Power in the City

Course Structure Year 2


Qualification for this award requires the successful Autumn session
completion of 60 credit points including the units listed in
the recommended sequence below. 101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project

Recommended Sequence And one elective (with the approval of the Director of
Academic Program/Course Advisor)
Full-time
Part-time for mid-year intake
Year 1
Year 1
Autumn session
Spring session
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation 101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project 101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy

Spring session Autumn session


Choose two of 101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places 101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance Year 2
and Power in the City
Spring session
And one elective (with the approval of the Director of
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
Academic Program/Course Advisor)
and Power in the City
Full-time: Mid-year Entry (Spring)
Autumn session
Year 1
101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project
Spring session
Choose two of Graduate Certificate in Urban
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places Management and Planning
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
and Power in the City 1676.2
And one elective (with the approval of the Director of
Students should follow the course structure for the course
Academic Program/Course Advisor)
version relevant to the year they commenced. This version
Autumn session applies to students whose commencement year in this
course is 2011 or later.
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation provided with up to date curriculum throughout their
101635.2 Urban Planning Placement Project studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer
to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the
most up to date information for your course.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 67

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and


Planning gives students the professional and scholarly Recommended Sequence
education to take a leadership role in urban management,
strategic planning and policy development. The coursework Full-time: Start-year entry (two units per
includes preparation in professional practice, history, the session)
theoretical and legal frameworks for planning. Students will
develop skills in a range of relevant areas including Year 1
governance, urban finance and sustainable strategies. Autumn session
Study Mode 101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
One year or two years. 101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation

Location Spring session


Campus Attendance Mode
Choose two of
Parramatta Campus Full Time Internal 101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
Parramatta Campus Part Time Internal 101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
Admission and Power in the City
Applicants must have successfully completed an
undergraduate degree in planning, geography, social Full-time: Mid-year entry (Spring) (two units
science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape per session)
studies, urban and regional studies or public policy
Year 1
or
Have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent work Spring session
experience in planning, geography, social science, Choose two of
environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies,
urban and regional studies or public policy 101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work 101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
experience MUST support their application with a 101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the and Power in the City
application.
Applications from Australian citizens and holders of Autumn session
permanent resident visas must be made via the 101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may
have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and
International applicants who are applying through the Part-time (one unit per session)
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of Year 1
minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable
proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying Autumn session
directly to the University should also use the information
provided on the UAC website. Choose one of
International applicants must apply directly to the University 101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
via the International Office. 101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation
International students applying to The University through
the International Office can find details of minimum English Spring session
proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their Choose one of
website.
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian
and Power in the City
qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and
Western Sydney University.
Year 2
Course Structure
Autumn session
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of 40 credit points including the units listed in Choose one of the following, whichever has not been
the recommended sequence below. completed in Year 1
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 68

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

Spring session
Choose one of the following, whichever has not been
completed in Year 1
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance
and Power in the City

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 69

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

102364.1 Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice


Specialisations
Please note:
The units listed below count towards completion of the
Postgraduate Specialisation - Studies in Art specialisation for students who may have passed these
Therapy units in 2015 or earlier.
101506 - Counselling 1
101507 - Counselling 2
ST1000.1
Postgraduate Specialisation - Development,
Security and Sustainability
The Studies in Art Therapy specialisation provides
graduating students with an advanced body of knowledge
in theory and research within the social sciences; and
mastery within the specialisation of Studies in Art Therapy. ST1003.1
This specialisation includes art making, experiential group
learning and personal reflection. There is an assumed The Development, Security and Sustainability specialisation
knowledge of basic interpersonal skills. No formal art has been designed to incorporate specialised study with the
training is required. core program in the Master of Social Science. On
completion students will have in-depth grounding in theory
Location and research in the social sciences and specialised
knowledge and skills in the field of Development, Security
Campus Mode and Sustainability. The focus in the specialisation is on the
Penrith Campus Internal inter-linkages between development, peace, security and
sustainability through theoretical and practical orientations.
Students completing the Development, Security and
Specialisation Structure Sustainability specialisation will be well positioned to take-
Qualification for this award requires the successful up high level employment in the public and private spheres.
completion of the core units from the Master of Social The specialisation is proposed so as to meet the needs of
Science including the two Studies in Art Therapy the people working, or proposing to work, in international
Specialisation units listed below. agencies, humanitarian organisations, Non-Government
Organisations (NGOs) as well as media.
Studies in Art Therapy Specialisation Units
101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups
102354.1 Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications
Location
Campus Mode
Postgraduate Specialisation - Studies in Parramatta Campus Internal
Counselling
Specialisation Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful
ST1001.1 completion of the core units from the 1770 - Master of
Social Science including the Development, Security and
Sustainability Specialisation units listed below.
Location
Campus Mode Development, Security and Sustainability Specialisation

Parramatta Campus Internal 101895.1 Political Economy of Development


101896.1 Development and Security
101897.1 Development for Equality
Specialisation Structure 101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of the core units from 1770-Master of Social
Science and including the Studies in Counselling Postgraduate Specialisation - Policing
Specialisation units listed below. Leadership
Studies in Counselling Specialisation Units
ST1004.1
Autumn session
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Counselling 1 The Policing Leadership specialisation has been designed
to provide a pathway to a masters degree in social science
for individuals currently serving in a leadership capacity in a
Spring session police service. The program is designed to incorporate
102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and specialised study with the core program in the Master of
Counselling 2 Social Science. On completion students will have in-depth

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 70

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

grounding in theory and research in the social sciences that


complements their existing specialised knowledge and Postgraduate Specialisation - Difference and
skills in the field of Policing Leadership. This specialisation Diversity
has been developed to serve the needs of serving police
leaders who desire a masters degree in social science.
Graduating students will demonstrate high level mastery in ST1006.1
theory and practice in the social sciences with specialised
knowledge and skills in Policing Leadership.
The Difference and Diversity specialisation has been
designed to incorporate specialised study with the core
Location program in the Master of Social Science. On completion
Campus Mode students will have in-depth grounding in theory and

| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |


| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
| SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY |
research in the social sciences and specialised knowledge
Parramatta Campus Internal and skills in the study of Difference and Diversity. In the
specialisation students will engage with contemporary
Specialisation Structure questions and debates of power and inequality centering on
Qualification for this award requires the successful difference and diversity in first world and majority world
completion of 160 credit points from 1770 - Master of Social contexts. Social relations of difference situated around
Science consisting of 100 credit points of core units, a 40 structures of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender,
credit point specialisation plus 20 credit points from the sexuality and class will be analysed in terms of their
Specialisation/alternate units. intersecting relations and effects. Graduates will be well
positioned to take-up high level positions in global and
Policing Leadership Specialisation national institutions, and Non-Government Organisations
(NGOs) as policy analysts, practitioners and researchers.
101891.1 Contemporary Policing Practice
101892.1 Executive Leadership in Policing
101893.1 Governance and Accountability in Policing Location
Practice
Campus Mode
101894.1 Working with Offending Behaviour:
Integrating Theory to Practice Parramatta Campus Internal
Note: These specialisation units are only available as
Recognition of Prior Learning (Advanced Standing) to
Specialisation Structure
graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership Qualification for this award requires the successful
Program at NSW Police Management and Leadership completion of the core units from the 1770 - Master of
Centre; or the Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership Social Science including the Difference and Diversity
(Policing and Emergency Services) at the Australian Specialisation units listed below.
Institute of Police Management.
Difference and Diversity Specialisation
Postgraduate Specialisation - Urban Studies 102176.1 Theories of Difference and Diversity
102181.2 Nation, Power and Difference
101897.1 Development for Equality
ST1005.1 102183.1 Diversity in Practice

Location Postgraduate Specialisation - Digital


Campus Mode
Research and Social Data Analytics
Parramatta Campus Internal
ST1007.1
Specialisation Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful The Digital Research and Social Data Analytics
completion of 160 credit points from 1770 - Master of Social specialisation has been designed to incorporate specialised
Science consisting of 100 credit points of core units, a 40 study with the core program in the Master of Social
credit point specialisation plus 20 credit points from the Science. On completion students will have in-depth
Specialisation/Alternate units. grounding in theory and research in the social sciences and
specialised knowledge and skills in the field of Digital
Urban Studies Specialisation
Research and Social Data Analytics. The purpose of the
101633.2 Managing Cities: History and Theory Digital Research and Social Data Analytics specialisation is
101314.3 Urban Management Practice: Governance to develop student’s knowledge and skills in the field of
and Power in the City digital data research within a critical social sciences
101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places framework. Students completing the specialisation in Digital
101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global Economy Research and Social Data Analytics will be well positioned
102069.1 Heritage and Planning to take-up high level positions within universities and in the
101634.2 Planning and Environmental Regulation public and private spheres as researchers, analysts and
social commentators in the field. This specialisation offers

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 71

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY

cutting edge skills, knowledge and practice generating


opportunities for graduates to be at the forefront of Postgraduate Specialisation - Religion and
developments in the field of digital research, big data and Society
Social Analytics.

Location ST1009.1
Campus Mode
The Religion and Society specialisation has been designed
Parramatta Campus Internal to incorporate specialised study with the core program in
the Master of Social Science. On completion students will
Specialisation Structure have in-depth grounding in theory and research in the
Qualification for this award requires the successful social sciences and specialised knowledge and skills in the
completion of the core units from the 1770 - Master of field of Religion and Society. This specialisation has been
Social Science including the Digital Research and Social developed in response to the current global renaissance of
Data Analytics Specialisation units listed below. religion and spirituality. From a sociological perspective
there is a need for professionals and experts who can
Digital Research and Social Data Analytics respond to these developments from a non-theological
perspective for the benefit of social harmony in Australia
102194.2 Social Research in the Digital World and the region. Graduating students will demonstrate high
301116.1 Social Media Intelligence level mastery in theory and practice in the social sciences
301044.1 Data Science with specialised knowledge and skills in Religion and
102253.1 Digital Social Research in Action Society. Students completing the specialisation in Religion
and Society will be well positioned to take-up high level
Postgraduate Specialisation - International policy and research positions in the public and private
Criminology spheres. Graduates also will be well qualified to work as
policy analysts and researchers within the social sciences
in general.
ST1008.1
Location
The International Criminology specialisation has been Campus Mode
designed to incorporate specialised study with the core
Parramatta Campus Internal
program in the Master of Social Science. On completion
students will have in-depth grounding in theory and
research in the social sciences and specialised knowledge Specialisation Structure
and skills in the field of International Criminology. In this Qualification for this award requires the successful
specialisation students engage with theories, concepts and completion of the core units from the 1770 - Master of
issues related to International Criminology. Graduating Social Science including the Religion and Society
students will demonstrate high level mastery in theory and Specialisation units listed below
practice in the social sciences with critical knowledge about
global aspects of criminology, crime and criminal justice. Religion and Society Specialisation
Graduates will be well placed to seek careers in research 102201.1 Contemporary Theories of Religion and
and crime analysis, public policy and teaching, and Society
employment with international legal, security and law 102202.1 Religion and Law in Contemporary Public
enforcement organisations and a range of international Non- Discourse
Government Organisations (NGOs). 101897.1 Development for Equality
102183.1 Diversity in Practice
Location
Campus Mode
Parramatta Campus Internal

Specialisation Structure
Qualification for this award requires the successful
completion of the core units from the 1770 - Master of
Social Science including the International Criminology
Specialisation units listed below

International Criminology Specialisation


102198.1 Transnational Crime
102199.1 Violence, Culture and Criminal Justice
102200.1 Global Criminology and Human Rights
101896.1 Development and Security

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 72

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

reflect on all aspects of inquiry-based teaching with respect


Units to Aboriginal perspectives and the delivery of lessons and
effective support to all secondary students.

101482.3 Accreditation Studies


101681.4 Abnormal Psychology Credit Points 10 Level 7
Credit Points 10 Level 3 Assumed Knowledge
Assumed Knowledge Proficiency in English and one other language (LOTE) at
native or near-native level.
A basic understanding of core concepts of personality,
social and developmental psychology Equivalent Units
Prerequisite A7457 - Accreditation Studies
101184.3 Psychology: Human Behaviour Special Requirements
Equivalent Units Students must be enrolled in courses 1777, 1776, 1775,
1816, 1637, 1638 or 1639. Special Requirements
100004 - Abnormal Behaviour and Psychological Testing Corequisites: For Students enrolled in 1637.1 Graduate
Special Requirements Diploma in Interpreting the following corequisites apply:
100916, 100921, 100922, 100927 and A7456. For
The online version of this unit is only available to students
Students enrolled in 1637.2 Graduate Diploma in
enrolled in 1793 - Bachelor of Science, Criminology and
Interpreting the following corequisites apply: 100916,
Psychological Studies.
100922, 101695, 101696 and A7456. For Students enrolled
........... in 1638.1 Graduate Diploma in Translation the following
corequisites apply: 100917,100921, 100924, 100927 and
Abnormal Psychology is the study of behaviours that cause A7456. For Students enrolled in 1638.2 Graduate Diploma
distress or dysfunction or are judged as deviant within the in Translation the following corequisites apply:
individual’s culture. This unit examines definitions of 100917,100924, 101695, 101696 and A7456. For Students
abnormality, ways of assessing and diagnosing enrolled in 1639.1 Master of Interpreting and Translation
abnormality, theories of the causation of psychological the following corequisites apply: 100916, 100917, 100921,
abnormality and treatments for recognized psychological 100922, 100924, 100927 and A7456. For Students enrolled
disorders. Diagnostic criteria from the latest edition of the in 1639.2 Master of Interpreting and Translation the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are following corequisites apply: 100916, 100917, 100922,
applied to illustrative cases with emphasis on contemporary 100924, 101695, 101696 and A7456.
Australian research and theory. The development of
integrated models of abnormality, including biological, ...........
psychological and social factors, is a significant theme of
This is a compulsory unit in all the postgraduate NAATI
the unit.
approved awards. It aims to provide practice and
102085.2 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive constructive feedback to students preparing for the
accreditation examinations. A pass in the unit in at least
Pedagogies one of the following options: Interpreting, Translation into
Credit Points 10 Level 7 English, or Translation from English with 70% will make
students eligible for NAATI accreditation on completion of
Corequisite the rest of the requirements of the course.
102087.1 Secondary Curriculum 1A OR 102090.1
Secondary Curriculum 2A 102519.1 Adaptive Leadership, Management
and Team Work
Special Requirements
Credit Points 20 Level 7 | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
Students must be enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching
(Secondary) and must have successfully completed 40 Prerequisite
credit points from within the Master of Teaching.
101423.3 Media Project Proposal AND 101745.2 Media
........... Project Production
In this unit students will be introduced to research, Special Requirements
perspectives and practices associated with successful and Students may be enrolled in any Postgraduate course in
culturally appropriate curriculum and pedagogy for teaching the second year of study; students are encouraged to elect
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent students. into this unit, for example from ICT, Computer Science,
The unit is informed by current research practices, policy Business Studies, MBA, Advertising, Para-medicine etc.
developments and curriculum deliverables that require
culturally appropriate, responsive, respectful and informed ...........
teaching and learning practices that will benefit all
The creative industries present many opportunities and
education participants. Students will gain knowledge,
challenges for leaders, managers and team members. This
insight, skills and appreciation of the importance and
unit covers the emerging and effective discipline of
implications of consultation, negotiation and two-way
Adaptive Leadership and the specificity of development and
partnerships with local Aboriginal communities and schools.
application of effective techniques for leading creative and/
It will also focus on empowering students to effectively
or technical teams, to identify strengths and expertise within

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 73

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

teams; and to ensure all participants reach their full learn to implement culturally relevant and context-based
innovative potential. The unit also looks at Management pedagogies in primary science education.
techniques and methods, both for managing innovative,
creative teams, and also for driving innovation itself, such 102081.1 Adolescent Development and
as in the R&D sectors and in the commodification of IP. Teaching
The creative industries are inherently and increasingly
cross-disciplinary, with this industry sector offering many Credit Points 10 Level 7
leading team strategies and methods that are at the Special Requirements
forefront of innovation debates. This unit will draw on
current industry and psychological methods for effective, Students must be enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching
inclusive, strong cross-disciplinary team work. To this end, (Secondary).
there is also a focus on project management tools and ...........
methods, advanced budgeting tools, effective planning,
legals and contracts. This unit examines research and contemporary classroom
practice relevant to the cognitive, physiological, and social/
102322.1 Addressing Diversity in affective needs of adolescents to highlight the reciprocal
Mathematics Teaching and Learning effects that teaching has on adolescence and how in turn
adolescence affects teaching practice. Emphasis is placed
Credit Points 10 Level 7 on the use of inquiry-based learning to sustainably address
adolescent-centred challenges to teaching and learning.
Assumed Knowledge Topics addressed include: definitions of adolescence past,
Students must have either completed all core mathematics present and future, the development mile stones of
units of the 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary) program at adolescence, adolescence interaction with the wider world,
Western Sydney University, or be an accredited primary fostering educational and general resilience in adolescents,
teacher, or enrolled in the Master of Inclusive Education. and the ethics and social mores of young people. The
Special Requirements impact of globalised culture on adolescence as well as the
unique features of diverse adolescents groups including
Students must be enrolled in 1809 Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, refugee, Lesbian,
Primary Mathematics, 1830 Graduate Certificate in Primary Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning
Mathematics Education or 1720 Master of Inclusive (LGBTQ), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
Education. adolescents are also discussed.
...........
102325.1 Advanced Academic English Skills
In this unit students will apply their knowledge of curriculum
and pedagogy to address diversity within the primary Credit Points 10 Level 7
mathematics classroom. Students will explore strategies to Assumed Knowledge
address a broad range of learning needs incorporating
gifted and talented students, students from diverse cultural English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS
backgrounds including Aboriginal students and students score of 7.0.
with additional needs including dyscalculia. Other issues Special Requirements
such as gender and mathematics for English as an
Additional Language Learners (EALD) will be investigated. Students must be enrolled in the Master of Arts (TESOL).
...........
102486.1 Addressing Diversity in Science
Teaching and Learning This is a language-analysis intensive unit with practical
application for real situational English language teaching. It
Credit Points 10 Level 7 offers students theoretical overviews of language analysis,
from the sentential-clausal-lexical-grammatical level to
Assumed Knowledge highly contextualised discourse study. It requires students
A basic understanding of differentiated instruction, features to engage with a variety of real-life instances of language
of positive classroom environments, and outcomes of the use while also investigating the potentialities of extensive
primary science syllabus is desirable. linguistic repertoires. By exposing students to both the
realities of actual language use and the possibilities
Special Requirements
inherent in varieties of English, students are better
Students must be enrolled in 1845 Graduate Certificate in prepared for the demands of English (second and foreign)
Primary Science Education. language teaching across multiple contexts.
...........
102177.2 Advanced Social Research
The purpose of this unit is for students to develop Methods
knowledge of science teaching for primary aged children of
science with additional needs and diverse linguistic and Credit Points 10 Level 7
cultural backgrounds. Students will explore a range of Assumed Knowledge
needs, including gender issues with science learning, EAL/
D backgrounds, learning difficulties, and gifted and talented Completion of 102175 Research in the Social Sciences or
abilities, and identify strategies to respond to those needs an equivalent Post Graduate level unit that lays the
with specific instructional plans. In addition, students will foundations for undertaking research at Post Graduate level

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 74

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

personal and social concerns. Underlying this exploration is


Prerequisite a challenge to students to reflect upon the relationship
102175.1 Research in the Social Sciences between form, content and communication, objectivity and
Special Requirements subjectivity, arts theory and practice, the writer, performer,
artist and educator. The unit considers mediums for
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. expression and communication; imagination as an
........... analytical tool, and imagination as a means for
understanding, communicating and enabling intentions and
From 2016 this unit is replaced by 102358-Practising outcomes.
Research and Researching Practice for students enrolled in
4595-Master of Art Therapy only. Students in Advanced 102220.1 Applied Methods in Literary
Social Research Methods concentrate on methods for Studies and Creative Writing
collecting and analysing research data. The unit builds on
the key research concepts established in Research in the Credit Points 20 Level 7
Social Sciences, in particular research methodology.
Special Requirements
Advanced Social Research Methods provides students with
an overview of research design and the methods for Students must be enrolled in 1797 or 1831 Master of Arts in
collecting and analysing research data within the broad in Literature and Creative Writing.
spectrum of the social sciences. This includes purposes, ...........
strengths and limitations and applications to professional
domains and/or discipline contexts. Students attend in- This unit familiarises students with methods of pursuing
depth workshops on specific methods offered by practicing and presenting research across the discipline of literary
researchers to evaluate the merits of different research studies as well as with regard to the kinds of research
methods. required for undertaking creative writing. It further provides
students with the opportunity to explore these methods in
301045.2 Advanced Topics in User System their own research or creative practice. The unit is
Interaction comprised of specific training exercises, which will enable
students to develop the research skills necessary to
Credit Points 10 Level 7 developing for their masters project.
Incompatible Units
102222.1 Applied Practice in Literary
300570 - Human-Computer Interaction; 300901 - Human- Studies and Creative Writing
Computer Interaction (Advanced)
Credit Points 20 Level 7
Special Requirements
Students must be enrolled in 3698 Master of Information Special Requirements
and Communications Technology (Advanced), 3699 Master Students must be enrolled in 1797 or 1831 Master of Arts in
of Information and Communications Technology, 3700 Literature and Creative Writing.
Graduate Diploma in Information and Communications
Technology, 3701 Graduate Certificate in Information and ...........
Communications Technology, 3702 Master of Information This unit familiarises students with the practice of pursuing
and Communications Technology (Research), 1836 Master and presenting research and methods in literature and
of Digital Humanities or 2761 Master of Business related forms as well as with regard to the kinds of research
Administration. required for undertaking creative work. It provides students
........... with the opportunity to explore these methods in their own
research and/or creative practice. This unit opens out into
The domain of User System Interaction or also known as workshops in which students work through elements of the
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) dictates that IT work they are developing for their masters project.
graduates must be able to develop and evaluate interfaces
| Units |
| Units |
| Units |
that not only look professional but are usable, functional 101239.3 Applied Research Project
and accessible. This post graduate unit also examines HCI
as a field of research and discusses novel areas of Credit Points 30 Level 7
research in the area. Students in this unit will be required to Assumed Knowledge
complete a research project alongside a literature review
document both of which comprise of content that is of a Knowledge of undergraduate level research design,
standard of being able to be considered for publication and/ methods, and analysis.
or presentation in a HCI conference or journal. Prerequisite
101651.1 Applied Imagination 101814.2 Clinical Research Methods
Equivalent Units
Credit Points 10 Level 7
100474 - Applied Research Project and Thesis
...........
Special Requirements
This unit asks students to reflect upon imagination and its Students must be enrolled in 1546 - Master of Psychology
use in research, inquiry, and social action. It challenges (Clinical Psychology) or 1812 - Master of Clinical
students to develop an applied understanding of Psychology or the coursework component of 8108 - Doctor
imagination in the development of creative responses to of Philosophy/Master of Clinical Psychology

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 75

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

will be explored and examined in relation to the self, to the


........... self as artist and to therapeutic practice.
The research project is a piece of independent research
conducted by students, under supervision, over a one-year 102147.1 Assessing to Support Learning
period. It is conducted in an area of relevance to
Credit Points 10 Level 7
professional practice, and has as its central focus the
scientific analysis of a problem. Students can choose from Special Requirements
a range of approved research designs, but must undertake Students must be enrolled in 1720 Master of Inclusive
a review of the relevant literature, formulation of a research Education or 1721 Graduate Certificate in Inclusive
question, design of an appropriate method, collection and Education.
analysis of data, interpretation of findings, and the
production of a research report. ...........

102354.1 Art Therapy: Approaches and Professionals’ knowledge and skill in assessment supports
the identification, planning, monitoring and evaluation of
Applications their work with individuals with additional needs.
Credit Points 20 Level 7 Assessment not only applies to assessing the needs of the
individual, but extends to identifying the needs of the family
Assumed Knowledge and the educational setting. This unit explores various
Foundations of art therapy. models of assessment (and their underlying theory and
implications for practice). Various approaches are
Prerequisite investigated that are utilised to elucidate a range of
101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups educational needs across the lifespan by a range of
professionals (e.g. functional, standardised, diagnostic,
Equivalent Units
strengths-based, curriculum-based). Students apply
101304 - Art Therapy: Application to Client Groups problem-based learning by selecting and critiquing
Special Requirements assessment strategies to inform the goals, educational
instruction and adjustments, and progress for an individual,
Must be enrolled in 4595 Master of Art Therapy or 1770 their family and educational setting. Students also develop
Master of Social Science (Studies in Art Therapy) skills in communicating with colleagues and families
........... regarding issues around assessment.

This unit introduces the spectrum and variety of 102324.1 Assessment and Intervention for
contemporary art therapy approaches, as they are taken up Mathematics and Numeracy Learning
with and regarded by diverse participants in a range of
community and clinical contexts. Students will critically Credit Points 10 Level 7
consider how art therapy is applied and adapted to assist
people with particular problems and categories of distress. Assumed Knowledge
The emergence and problematisation of clinical populations Students must be either within their final semester of the
and client groups will be examined, with a view to Master of Teaching (Primary) program, or Master of Teach
developing an art therapy practice informed by critical (Birth to 12) or enrolled in the Master of Inclusive Education
psychological and social perspectives. An experiential or a qualified primary teacher.
component will provide practical experience in exploring art Special Requirements
therapy processes and techniques by working in group
situations led by experienced art therapists. Students must be enrolled in 1809 Graduate Certificate in
Primary Mathematics, 1830 Graduate Certificate in Primary
101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Mathematics Education or 1720 Master of Inclusive
Groups Education.
...........
Credit Points 20 Level 7
A significant aspect of teachers’ work is focused on
Incompatible Units
assessment and mathematics classrooms are renowned for
400487 - Art Therapy Theory and Practice 1, 56153 - Art their traditional reliance on pen and paper testing. In this
Therapy Theory and Practice 2 unit students will investigate contemporary formative and
Special Requirements summative assessment practices of and for learning
mathematics. Students will investigate how to use results
Students must be enrolled in 4595 Master of Art Therapy or from assessments including NAPLAN to plan teaching and
4617 Master of Social Science. Refer to the Unit Outline for learning, and provide intervention where appropriate. A
attendance requirements for experiential group sessions. range of intervention programs used in Australian schools
........... will be explored and compared.

This unit explores theories and practical experiences


relevant to art therapy. Consideration is given to the major
theoretical frameworks of art therapy, its historical
development and group processes. There is a major
experiential component which provides practical experience
in exploring the process of art therapy by working in a group
situation led by an experienced art therapist/s. The process

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 76

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

contested and fraught. In turn, cultural misunderstanding


102488.1 Assessment and Intervention for contributes to inequities in educational attainment,
Science Learning employment and social disadvantage. Students apply a
critical perspective to the discourses surrounding Aboriginal
Credit Points 10 Level 7 disadvantage and white privilege. They develop processes
Assumed Knowledge to engage respectfully with local Aboriginal and Islander
communities in order to learn and share in a two-way
A basic understanding of classroom assessment practices, exchange of knowledge. They listen deeply and
features of positive classroom environments, and outcomes intersubjectively in their exploration of Aboriginal
of the primary science syllabus is desirable. worldviews, and they reflect on what it means to decolonise
Special Requirements their own thinking so as to build partnerships based on
mutuality and reciprocity.
Students must be enrolled in 1845 Graduate Certificate in
Primary Science Education. 101827.3 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling
........... and Captioning
The purpose of this unit is for students to be informed of Credit Points 10 Level 7
different types of diagnostic, formative, and summative
assessment strategies used in primary science contexts. Assumed Knowledge
Examination of assessment methods and resources will Proficiency in English and one other language (LOTE) at
help teachers develop a comprehensive philosophy of native or near-native level.
assessment in primary science. Students will develop skills
in adapting instructional units to incorporate a research- Corequisite
based assessment system, become familiar with strategies 101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG OR 101695.2
to analyse assessment data, and design interventions in Introduction to Interpreting PG
response to assessment data.
Special Requirements
102400.1 Assessment: Cognitive Functions Students must be currently enrolled in a post graduate
program.
Credit Points 10 Level 7
...........
Equivalent Units
This unit aims to introduce students to the framework of
101811 - Psychological Assessment, 101207 - audiovisual translation in the form of subtitling for films,
Psychological Assessment 1 documentaries and other screen programs and captioning
Special Requirements for hearing impaired viewers. The content of the unit will
cover the principles, constraints, guiding rules, translation
Students must be enrolled in course 1812 Master of Clinical
strategies that specifically govern subtitling and captioning.
Psychology or 1814 Master of Professional Psychology.
It will also introduce students to related translation theories
........... and the application in practice. The class will be non-
language specific, but students will be expected to work
This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the from and into their language other than English.
cognitive psychological assessment of children,
adolescents and adults. It is designed to assist students in 101868.1 Business Interpreting
the professional psychology programs to develop
theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the cognitive Credit Points 10 Level 7
assessment of clients. Through lectures, seminars and
independent study, students will become familiar with the Assumed Knowledge
current theoretical and empirical foundations of Students should have at least an intermediate level of
psychological assessment, and the application of these specialised technical skills necessary for the different
theories and research findings to the development of modes of interpreting: dialogue, consecutive, simultaneous, | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
empirically-based assessment practice. Students will be and sight translation, before attempting this unit.
introduced to contemporary practice in the assessment of
Corequisite
cognition, personality and behaviour. Training in the
administration of key instruments will be provided. Students 101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG
will be instructed in the integration of assessment data into
Special Requirements
clinically-useful reports. Different approaches to
psychological assessment will be compared and evaluated. Students must be currently enrolled in a post graduate
Ethical and professional issues in psychological program.
assessment will be discussed. ...........
102165.1 At the cultural interface - learning The unit builds student skills in different settings of
two ways business interpreting, from formal business meetinfs to on-
site work in production units to business social activities.
Credit Points 10 Level 7 Interpreting skills are honed through practice utilising live,
media and internet input. The unit also examines the
...........
complexity of the interpreter's role and the interrelationship
History, politics and ignorance make the cultural interface between business ethics and interpreting ethics when
between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians interpreters function as members of a business team.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 77

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

101210.3 Child Clinical Psychology 101577.5 Classrooms Without Borders


Credit Points 10 Level 7 Credit Points 10 Level 7
Equivalent Units Corequisite
100467 - Clinical Problems in Children and Adolescents 102071.2 Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
Special Requirements Special Requirements
Students must be enrolled in 1546 Master of Psychology Students must be enrolled in 1781 Master of Teaching
(Clinical Psychology) or 1812 Master of Clinical Psychology (Primary) or 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Primary
Teaching) and completed 160 credit points. 1. Students are
...........
required to complete a Working with Children Check
This unit introduces the nature, assessment and treatment leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the
of psychological disorders in children and adolescents. category of volunteer. Students will need to: i. Access the
Students will examine the diagnostic classification, Commission for Children and Young People website and
epidemiology and aetiology of common psychological complete an online application form to generate an
problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, application number. Ii. Present an application number and
behaviour disorders, learning disabilities, and attention- identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government
deficit disorder. The theoretical and empirical foundations of Access Centre prior to issuance by mail of a Working with
a range of cognitive and behavioural techniques will be Children Check number. Iii. Email the letter with a valid
discussed, along with a number of major conceptual and Working With Children Check number to
practical issues in the treatment of psychological disorders enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au to facilitate processing
in childhood and adolescence. of a school placement. 2. Students must also attend Child
Protection Awareness Training prior to undertaking any
102102.2 Children, Families, Communities visits/placements. Students who have not completed Child
Protection will need to withdraw from the unit. 3. Students
Credit Points 10 Level 7 must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and email
Equivalent Units their certificate to Anaphylaxisprm@westernsydney.edu.au
4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the
101113 - Early Intervention and Prevention in Educational Master of Teaching (Primary).
Contexts; 101648 - Early Intervention and Prevention in
Early Childhood Contexts ...........
Special Requirements Classrooms without Borders builds professional teaching
Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: skills by enhancing pre-service teachers' understandings of
1691 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years) or the clientele with whom they will be professionally involved
1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth - as teachers through engaged, work integrated learning.
12) or 1671 Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early This unit includes a practical component requiring a
Childhood Teaching) or 1670 Bachelor of Education (Birth – minimum of 25 hours of academic service learning in
5 Years) or 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 community agencies within Greater Western Sydney. The
Years). Note: Students in the 1708 Bachelor of Arts agencies range from school settings to community based
(Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12) must have agencies that provide support to children from a range of
completed 100 credit points before enrolling in this unit. backgrounds and experiences. In particular, the unit
explores through placement experience, the criticality of
........... ethical understandings and practices that may influence
educational outcomes. The unit seeks to promote the
The unit examines the implications of cross-disciplinary
importance of reciprocal and reflexive learning by
research into children’s early life experiences for creating
positioning learning and effective teaching as highly
innovative services and service models that both foster
dependent on the development of trust, rapport and critical
children’s early learning and encourage and strengthen
understandings between individuals. It also provides a
families’ capacity to support their children’s early
space to critically explore the nuances and subtleties of
development and wellbeing. In this way, students will gain
teaching and learning through individual and small group
an understanding of the complex field of early intervention
interactions. Students must satisfactorily complete child
and prevention, consider national and international
protection awareness training and Working with Children
innovations in policy and service delivery, examine new
check, and obtain anaphylaxis certification prior to
tools and frameworks for community intervention, analyse
placement in a community agency. Students must also
discourses associated with family and social disadvantage
meet the Inherent Requirements of the Master of Teaching
and consider how communities can best support young
(Primary), details of which are available at http://www.uws.
children. Studying this unit will provide an opportunity to
edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/
consider the nexus between early childhood education and
inherent_requirements_for_teaching_courses_postgraduate
child and family services, how these might interact and
/master_of_teaching_primary
work together seamlessly and the implications for the kind
of knowledge and skills required to work in these innovative
contexts. Students will reflect on the complex
interrelationship between collaboration, research and
practice to identify their role as community leaders
enhancing families’ capacities and children’s development,
learning, health and wellbeing.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 78

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

Psychology Board of Australia. •Any other requirement


101815.2 Clinic Placement A introduced by the Psychology Board of Australia or NSW
Health in order to undertake placements as part of a post-
Credit Points 10 Level 7 graduate training program.
Assumed Knowledge ...........
Theoretical knowledge and skills of ethical professional
practice, psychopathology, and psychological interventions. This introductory placement unit is designed to train
students in the development of foundational knowledge-
Equivalent Units application, skills, relationship and attitude competencies
100803 - Psychology Placement 1 essential to becoming a clinical psychologist. The
placement will provide students with direct client contact
Special Requirements under close and intensive clinical supervision. Systematic
Students must be enrolled in course 1546 Master of video recording of client sessions and constructive
Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or 1812 - Master of feedback from supervisors will ensure that competencies
Clinical Psychology and must also meet the special are shaped in a supportive but pedagogically sound
requirements stipulated by the NSW Health and manner. The placements will occur in the University's
Psychology Board of Australia. At present, these special training Clinic at its Penrith Campus and will prepare
requirements include: Prior to enrolling in this unit students students for further clinical training at external placements.
must have: 1 - Submitted a Criminal Record Check form
prior to 1 June OR a Student Undertaking Form after 1 101220.2 Clinical Health Psychology
June and have applied for a National Police Certificate. 2 -
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1
June OR a Working with Children Check Student Prerequisite
Declaration after 1 June. 3 - Child Protection Training. 4 - 101213.3 Psychological Interventions 1
Registration as a Provisional Psychologist with Psychology
Board of Australia. Equivalent Units
........... B7635 - Clinical Health Psychology

This introductory placement unit is designed to train Special Requirements


students in the development of foundational knowledge- Students must be enrolled in 1546 Master of Psychology
application, skills, relationship and attitude competencies (Clinical Psychology) or 1812 - Master of Clinical Psychology
essential to becoming a clinical psychologist. The
placement will provide students with direct client contact ...........
under close and intensive clinical supervision. Systematic In this unit students acquire an understanding of how
video recording of client sessions and constructive biological, psychological, and social factors interact in
feedback from supervisors will ensure that competencies health and illness, and how the principles and intervention
are shaped in a supportive but pedagogically sound strategies of clinical psychology can be applied to the
manner. The placements will occur in the University's management of physical disorders. The practice of this
training Clinic at its Penrith Campus and will prepare branch of clinical psychology requires an understanding of
students for further clinical training at external placements. the biological, psychological, and social characteristics of
people with chronic and acute illness, their symptoms, the
101816.1 Clinic Placement B medical interventions they encounter, and the appropriate
psychological interventions to help manage their conditions
Credit Points 20 Level 7
and enhance quality of life.
Assumed Knowledge
Theoretical knowledge and skills of ethical professional
101817.3 Clinical Neuropsychology and
practice, psychopathology, and psychological interventions. Psychopharmacology
| Units |
| Units |
| Units |
Equivalent Units Credit Points 10 Level 7
100803 - Psychology Placement 1 Prerequisite
Special Requirements 102400.1 Assessment: Cognitive Functions
Students must be enrolled in course 1546 Master of Equivalent Units
Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or 1812 - Master of 101218 - Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology
Clinical Psychology and must also meet the special
requirements as those stipulated by NSW Health and Special Requirements
Psychology Board of Australia. Students are required to be Students must be enrolled in 1546 Master of Psychology
registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and to (Clinical Psychology) or 1812 - Master of Clinical
undertake a placement in a NSW Health facility during the Psychology or 8108- Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Clinical
period of their enrolment in the course and so must also Psychology
meet the special requirements as stipulated by NSW Health
and Psychology Board of Australia. At present, these ...........
include: •Submitted a Student Undertaking Form and have This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to
received a National Police Certificate •Submitted a Working contemporary neuropsychological theories, methods and
with Children Check Student Declaration •Child Protection measures, including understanding of neurocognitive
Training •Registration as a Provisional Psychologist with disorders. The nature of the cognitive systems involved in

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 79

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

attention, memory, language, spatial processing, and


executive functions will be reviewed, with discussion of the The ability to understand and critique empirical research
neuropsychological assessment of each of these systems. findings, and to evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic
The unit also includes coverage of the classification, use interventions is essential to the professional psychologist as
and efficacy of common psychopharmacological agents. a scientist-practitioner. This unit assumes a good grasp of
The unit will stress the importance of neural abnormalities fourth-year level research methods, and equips students
in patients, and how these are related to symptoms and with advanced skills in utilising the research literature to
behavioural dysfunction. Psychological, pharmacological guide and enhance their professional practice, design
and surgical treatments for neuropsychological disorders interventions to test clinically relevant hypotheses, and
will also be discussed. critically evaluate the effectiveness of existing research
based on empirical evidence. It includes instruction in both
101812.2 Clinical Psychopathology 1 quantitative and qualitative research design, and
subsequent methods of data analysis.
Credit Points 10 Level 7
101784.2 Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)
Equivalent Units
101212 - Clinical Psychopathology, 100466 - Advanced Credit Points 20 Level 7
Psychopathology Assumed Knowledge
Special Requirements Knowledge of art therapy theory and practice and
Students must be enrolled in 1546 Master of Psychology counselling theory and practice.
(Clinical Psychology) or 1812 - Master of Clinical Psychology Prerequisite
........... 101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups AND
101304.2 Art Therapy: Application to Client Groups AND
This unit provides a comprehensive examination of the
101506.2 Counselling 1 AND 101507.2 Counselling 2
nature and assessment of adult psychopathology. Students
will review and critically evaluate the origins and structure Equivalent Units
of current diagnostic systems, and examine the diagnostic 101508 - Clinical Studies
criteria for a range of major psychopathological syndromes.
Skills in the assessment of adult disorders through Special Requirements
interview will be acquired. Criminal Record Check and Prohibited Employment
Declaration which are completed on enrolment in 4595
101813.2 Clinical Psychopathology 2 Master of Art Therapy. Attendance is a threshold
Credit Points 10 Level 7 requirement of this unit. Completion of required placement
hours and attendance at 75% of university based clinical
Prerequisite supervision is necessary to pass this unit, regardless of
101812.2 Clinical Psychopathology 1 extenuating circumstances.

Special Requirements ...........


Students must be enrolled in 1546 Master of Psychology This unit aims to develop clinical practice skills for students
(Clinical Psychology) or 1812 - Master of Clinical Psychology enrolled in the Master of Art Therapy. The unit will involve
preparation for the field placements and group supervision
........... of casework and issues arising from the placements. The
This unit continues the study of clinical psychopathology. unit involves 375 hours of clinical placement working under
Students will examine the nature and assessment of a the guidance of a clinical supervisor.
range of complex psychopathological syndromes, including
schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; eating 102365.1 Clinical Studies in Psychotherapy
disorders; personality disorders; substance-related and Counselling
disorders; dissociative disorders; and sexual and gender
Credit Points 20 Level 7
identity disorders.
Assumed Knowledge
101814.2 Clinical Research Methods Knowledge of counselling theory and practice and
Credit Points 10 Level 7 professional practice in a clinical context.

Assumed Knowledge Prerequisite


Undergraduate level research design, methods and 102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1
analysis. AND 102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and
Counselling 2 AND 102364.1 Counselling and
Equivalent Units Psychotherapy Practice
100472 - Advanced Research Design
Equivalent Units
Special Requirements 101786 - Clinical Studies (Counselling)
Students must be enrolled in 1546 Master of Psychology
Special Requirements
(Clinical Psychology), 1812 - Master of Clinical Psychology
or 1814 - Master of Professional Psychology Students must be enrolled in 1817 Master of
Psychotherapy and Counselling or 1647 Graduate Diploma
...........

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 80

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

in Counselling. Students must also complete a Student Years/Birth-12 Years). 1. Students are required to complete
Undertaking Form and a Working with Children Check a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a
Declaration. clearance number under the category of volunteer.
Students will need to: i. Access the Commission for
........... Children and Young People website and complete an
This unit aims to develop clinical practice skills. It will online application form to generate an application number.
involve preparation for the field placements and group Ii. Present an application number and identification to a
supervision of casework and issues arising from the NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to
placements. The unit involves a clinical placement working issuance by mail of a Working with Children Check number.
under the guidance of a clinical supervisor from the Iii. Email the letter with a valid Working with Children Check
professional background of the students under supervision. number to enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au to facilitate
Students will undertake 150 placement hours. processing of a school placement. 2. Students must also
attend Child Protection Awareness Training prior to
101845.1 Community and Social Services undertaking any visits/placements. Students who have not
Translation (PG) completed Child Protection will need to withdraw from the
unit. 3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-
Credit Points 10 Level 7 training and email their certificate to
EcAnaphylaxis@westernsydney.edu.au. 4. Students must
Assumed Knowledge
meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching
Sufficient proficiency in English plus one other language at (Birth – 5 Years / Birth – 12 Years).
native or near-native level.
...........
Equivalent Units
This unit increases students' understanding of the diverse,
A7462 - Community Translation, 100924 - Community
complex and changing nature of Australian families and
Translation PG
communities and the role of early childhood services within
Special Requirements the contemporary sociocultural context. It also provides
Students must be bilingual in the language combinations opportunities for students to develop critical approaches for
offered by the School. Students must be currently enrolled working with families and communities within a context of
in a post graduate program. the social, political and economic discourses in early
childhood education. This unit has a ten day community
........... placement. Through course work, reflexivity and research,
students will collaborate with services to develop a
This unit aims to develop skills in Community Translation
resource or undertake a project suitable to the needs and
(also known as Public Service Translation), which focuses
focus of the service. The focus is on developing and
on facilitating written communication between public
refining effective communication and professional
services and community members who do not have a good
collaborative partnerships with families, staff and children
command of mainstream language(s). The aim of the unit
that demonstrate community leadership. Students must
is for students to develop skills in producing target texts in
have satisfactorily completed child protection awareness
styles appropriate to specific groups and communities, and
training and Working with Children check, and obtained
to the content and function of the source text. The unit also
anaphylaxis certification prior to undertaking visits to the
aims to develop skills in researching and using appropriate
early childhood setting. Students must also meet the
specialist terminology, editing and revising, and producing
Inherent Requirements of the Master of Teaching (Birth – 5
camera-ready documents. On the basis of these skills, the
Years / Birth – 12 Years), details of which are available at
unit is to further develop students' ability to reflect upon
http://www.uws.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/
translation in terms of strategies and appropriateness in
inherent_requirements_for_teaching_courses_postgraduate
relation to the target audience as well as make critical
/master_of_teaching_birth_to_5_yearsbirth_to_12_years.
written and oral assessment of relevant translations. The
unit will be available, depending on sufficient demand, for 102167.1 Conference Interpreting
Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Thai and | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
Vietnamese. Credit Points 10 Level 7
102103.1 Community Leadership Assumed Knowledge
Bilingual competence
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Equivalent Units
Prerequisite
A7461 - Conference Interpreting, 100923 - Conference
102102.1 Children, Families, Communities Interpreting, 101436 - Conference Interpreting 1
Equivalent Units Special Requirements
101627 - Connecting Communities in Early Childhood Must be enrolled in 1780 Master of Arts Translation and
Education, 100308 - Collaborative Relationships Interpreting Studies, 1602 Graduate Certificate in
Special Requirements Interpreting and Translation, 1777 Master of Interpreting
and Translation or, if a non award student, must be a
Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses:
practicing Interpreter.
1691 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years) or
1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth - ...........
12) or 1671 Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early
Childhood Teaching) or 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 81

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

Conference Interpreting is a highly complex activity which Special Requirements


requires a high level of bilingualism, expertise in a variety of Students must be enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching
interpreting skills and knowledge of specialised discourse (Secondary) and have successfully completed 100 credit
and contextual issues that relate to international fora. This points and must have completed or be completing unit
unit aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of 102094 Secondary Professional Practice 2 OR students
Conference Interpreting. The theoretical concepts that must be enrolled in 1846 Graduate Certificate in Education
underpin Interpreting will be taught and become the basis (Curriculum Specialisation). 1.1. Students are required to
for all practical work. complete a Working with Children Check leading to the
issuance of a clearance number under the category of
102251.2 Contemporary Issues in Criminal volunteer. Students will need to i. Access the Office of the
Justice and Policing Children’s Guardian website and complete an online
application form to generate an application number. Ii.
Credit Points 10 Level 3
Present an application number and identification to a NSW
Special Requirements Council Agency that offers RMS services prior to issuance
Students will have successfully completed 60 credit points by mail a Working with Children Check number. Iii. Submit
toward their degree at Level 1 and 60 credit points at Level the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number
2. This unit is restricted to students enrolled in courses to a Student Central Office or scan and email a copy to
1662/1844 Bachelor of Policing; 1709 Bachelor of Criminal enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au 2. Students must also
and Community Justice; 1713 Bachelor of Criminal and attend a School of Education Child Protection Awareness
Community Justice/Bachelor of Social Work; 1734 Bachelor Training prior to undertaking any visits/placements.
of Policing (Leadership Program) & 2767 Bachelor of Students who have not completed School of Education
Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Laws. Child Protection Awareness Training will need to withdraw
from the unit. 3.Students must complete the ASCIA
........... anaphylaxis e-training and register their certificate with
Student Central. Certificates will be required when entering
In this unit, students will consider some of the
early childhood settings. 4. Students must meet the
contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system
Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching
and the possible solutions to these real world problems.
(Secondary)
Using knowledge and skills drawn from their experience
and study in their degree, students will be required to ...........
explore the issue and develop potential solutions. In this
way, the unit aims to develop skills in problem analysis and This multidisciplinary unit seeks to redefine and inform
managing the practical constraints faced by social scientists practice about what it means to be a teacher in the 21st
working in applied criminal justice and policing settings. century. Students will need to develop unique skills and
understanding necessary for creating, sustaining and
101891.1 Contemporary Policing Practice expanding communities of practice within and beyond
classrooms. Through an examination of relevant literature
Credit Points 10 Level 7 connected with local and global networks, students will
build personal leadership capacity and understanding of
Special Requirements what is required to effect change, leadership and innovation
Eligible students who have completed the Graduate in teaching. Learning outcomes are based on learning
Diploma in Strategic Leadership Program at NSW Police about leadership within an established community of
Management and Leadership Centre; or the Graduate practice. Students will collect evidence in an e-portfolio to
Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency demonstrate they meet the Australian Professional
Services) at the Australian Institute of Police Management Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. The e-
will receive Advanced standing for this unit. portfolio that began in 102086 Designing Teaching and
Learning continued throughout each unit of the Master of
........... Teaching (Secondary). In this reflective e-portfolio evidence
The unit will focus on issues that impact on contemporary will be collected on the impact of secondary students’
policing, and the future of policing. The unit will learning.
contextualise policing practice by introducing students to
the historical, legal, political and social context of this 102201.1 Contemporary Theories of Religion
practice. The unit will then consider contemporary issues and Society
for policing such as social inclusion and community
engagement, working with cognitive disability, transnational Credit Points 10 Level 7
crime and newly defined crimes due to technological Assumed Knowledge
advancements. The implications of these developments for
policing organisations in the future will be considered. Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
...........
102098.2 Contemporary Teacher Leadership
Covering Australia and other parts of the world, this unit
Credit Points 10 Level 7 explores current social theories of religion at the micro,
meso, macro, and cyber levels. Starting from the micro or
Corequisite individual level, it deals with theories on the emergence of
102094.1 Secondary Professional Practice 2 post-dogmatic religion and the growth of subjectivised
forms of religion in the non-institutional field. It then moves
to the group or meso level and covers the activities of

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 82

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

religious and non-religious groups in the public and post- agencies may include UWS research centres, educational,
secular sphere. It then reaches the global (macro) level to community and cultural agencies within Sydney and
discuss notions of multiple modernities, transnationalism corporate and professional organisations in Australia or off-
and civilizational analysis. Finally, at the cyber level the unit shore. The focus of the internship is to research audience/
analyses recent theories on the impact of new social media community liaison and the cross media production and/or
on religion. marketing plans of the organisation. During the placement
students will develop documentation to capture and
102335.1 Contexts of TESOL manage ideas about professional development, industry
trends, professional links, case studies and associated
Credit Points 10 Level 7 documentation. On completion of the placement students
Equivalent Units will present a comprehensive report.
100721 - Contexts of TESOL 101810.2 Core Skills and Ethical Practice
Special Requirements
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
Equivalent Units
...........
100459 - Core Skills and Ethical Practice, 101209 - Core
This unit introduces students to the field of TESOL and to Skills: Counselling and Ethical Practice
some of the historical, socio-cultural and academic contexts
which influence it - adult education, linguistics, intercultural Special Requirements
and migration factors, bilingualism studies and new Students must be enrolled in 1546 Master of Psychology
technologies. It provides students with some insight into the (Clinical Psychology), 1812 - Master of Clinical Psychology
key issues in these fields which impact on the teaching and or 1814 - Master of Professional Psychology
learning of English as a second/foreign language. ...........
102394.1 Contextualised Practice In this unit students acquire basic counselling and
intervention skills, and familiarity with the ethical, legal, and
Credit Points 10 Level 7 professional aspects of psychological practice. The
Special Requirements theoretical underpinnings of evidence-based intervention
strategies and ethical practice are critically examined, and
Students must be enrolled in 1792 Master of Social Work students develop their professional understanding of the
(Qualifying) codes and guidelines of the Australian Psychological
........... Society and Psychology Board of Australia, and the
relevant State and Commonwealth Acts and Regulations of
Social work practice is informed by, and negotiated Parliament. Major practice problems faced by psychologists
through, policy, legislative and ethical frameworks. This unit and modes of resolution acceptable within the profession
focuses on how these frameworks influence and shape are considered.
social work practice in Australia and provides an
opportunity for students to critically reflect upon their power, 101247.4 Counselling and Consultation
responsibilities and obligations In this unit, students will
acquire the knowledge and skills to advocate for Credit Points 10 Level 4
marginalised and disadvantaged individuals and groups
through activism and advocacy and, work for social justice Equivalent Units
change through reform of legislation and policy. 100457 - Counselling and Collaborative Consultation 1
Special Requirements
101426.2 Convergent Media Internship
Enrolment to this unit is restricted to students in courses
Credit Points 10 Level 7 1796 Graduate Diploma in Psychology, 1500 Bachelor of
Psychology or 1834 Bachelor of Psychology. All enrolling | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
Assumed Knowledge students must have met the minimum requirements for
Broad understanding of convergent media forms and entry into fourth year of the Australian Psychology
processes. Students need extensive knowledge of the Accreditation Council (2010; Section 4.1.1): “The entry
convergent media landscape and local industries to requirement for a fourth year course is previous successful
successfully research, prepare and undertake their completion within the last 10 years, of an accredited three
Internships. year sequence in psychology or the first three years of an
Special Requirements integrated accredited four year course. The fourth year
course is intended only for those who have previously
Students must be enrolled in the following courses - Master completed an accredited three year sequence and wish to
of Convergent Media, Graduate Diploma in Convergent complete the fourth year. The minimum entry standard
Media, Graduate Certificate of Convergent Media, Master must be a Credit average in second and third year units,
of Creative Industries, Graduate Diploma in Creative including Credit in the majority of the psychology units.”
Industries or Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries.
...........
...........
This unit provides an introduction to basic counselling and
This professionally oriented unit consists of a work consultation skills. Students are provided with a theoretical
internship placement with a corporate media or community overview of the 'helping relationship' and have opportunities
communications division of an organisation. These to learn and practise basic counselling skills. There is a

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 83

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

focus on specific approaches such as solution focused and


narrative therapies together with a range of ways of 101443.4 Creative Music Therapy Practicum
working with young children, adolescents, teachers and 1
families. The unit provides structured opportunities to reflect
on personal and professional development with the Credit Points 20 Level 7
counsellor role. Prerequisite
102364.1 Counselling and Psychotherapy 101445.4 Music Therapy Skills 1
Practice Special Requirements
Credit Points 10 Level 7 Students must be enrolled in 1650 Master of Creative
Music Therapy. A Criminal Record Check application form
Prerequisite must be completed by students who will be doing clinical
101506.2 Counselling 1 AND 102353.1 Foundations of placement/work experience/research in NSW Department
Psychotherapy and Counselling 1 of Health (NSW DOH) facilities only. When completing this
form, students must also complete and submit a Prohibited
Equivalent Units Employment Declaration. Students must be fully vaccinated
101507 - Counselling 2 to a level appropriate to the workplace.
Special Requirements ...........
Students must be enrolled in 1817 Master of This unit focuses on the clinical practice of Creative Music
Psychotherapy and Counselling, 4595 Master of Art Therapy. Students apply their coursework studies to music
Therapy or 1770 Master of Social Science. therapy practice through working, under supervision, with
........... adults or children with disabilities or in other areas of clinical
work deemed suitable. In addition, practical applications of
This unit builds on the experiential learning from various music therapy techniques are taught. Students are
Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1 by required to critically reflect on the clinical experience
offering further practice in interpersonal counselling skills in through professional writing and presentations. Basic
dyadic and group contexts. Students will consolidate and introduction to music technology is given.
expand the range of skills appropriate to the unfolding
counselling relationship through continued skills practice. 101444.5 Creative Music Therapy Practicum
Students will develop capacity to analyse their own 2
responses in depth and respond reflexively in their work
with clients, within an increased understanding of the Credit Points 20 Level 7
therapeutic relationship and of what makes counselling
Special Requirements
effective. Students will continue to participate in small
group experiential training, thereby increasing their Students must be enrolled in 1650 Master of Creative
awareness of interpersonal and group processes. Music Therapy. A Criminal Record Check application form
must be completed by students who will be doing clinical
102377.1 Creative Arts Project, Seminar and placement/work experience/research in NSW Department
Proposal of Health (NSW DOH) facilities only. When completing this
form, students must also complete and submit a Prohibited
Credit Points 20 Level 7 Employment Declaration. Students must be fully vaccinated
to a level appropriate to the practicum workplace.
Prerequisite
102375.1 Research Methods in the Creative Arts AND ...........
102376.1 Creativity: Theory and Practice In this unit, students on placement provide music therapy to
Special Requirements adults in aged care or in a psychiatric setting, or any other
population group deemed appropriate. A student may work
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. alone but will receive in-depth supervision from an RMT.
Students must be enrolled in 1827 - Master of Arts Students are expected to work effectively within a
(Creative Arts) or Maste of Research. multidisciplinary team. Students will compose and record
........... an instrumental piece for therapy.
This unit explores practical applications of research in the 102105.1 Creative Teaching and Learning
creative arts. Students delineate project-based research
topics in their fields. Students may produce research Credit Points 10 Level 7
papers, or focus on projects involving creative practical
Equivalent Units
works with accompanying documentation. These will
include literature surveys or works reviews that 101103 - Fostering Creativity in Children’s Learning
demonstrate the students' knowledge of their areas of Special Requirements
specialisation. Participation in research seminars will give
students an opportunity to present work for feedback and Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching
critique. (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years), 1670 Bachelor of Education
(Birth – 5 Years) or 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/
Birth-12 Years).
...........

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 84

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

of appropriate methodologies; and data gathering and


This unit focuses on processes of creative thinking and analysis. Students will learn to systematically question the
creative expression in children and introduces students to dominant assumptions of their field and generate
the theory and practices of using drama, music, dance, alternatives to a tendency for practitioner research to
media arts and visual arts in prior to school and school reproduce ‘the same’ in their preparation of an individual
contexts. Arts-based pedagogies, collaborative learning, report.
multiple modes of learning and reflective practices are the
key operating principles of the unit. The unit will encompass 102395.1 Critical Social Work Practice
creativity both as it relates to the arts as well as its critical
role in fostering creative thinking and teaching and learning Credit Points 10 Level 7
practices. Students will explore the relevance of the arts in
the development of children’s play and will engage with Prerequisite
appropriate information and communication technologies 102390.1 Social Work Practice Methods 1
for learning in the arts. The unit provides an understanding
of the importance of the art forms both as pedagogical Corequisite
approaches across the early childhood and primary years 102396.1 Social Work Practice Methods 2
and as creative arts in their own right.
Special Requirements
102376.1 Creativity: Theory and Practice Students must be enrolled in 1792 Master of Social Work
(Qualifying)
Credit Points 20 Level 7
...........
Special Requirements
This unit focuses on the application of theories, models and
Students must be enrolled in 1827 Master of Arts (Creative methods of social work practice through the exploration of
Arts) or the Master of Research. diverse fields of practice including: child wellbeing and
........... protection; mental health; working with older people;
disability; housing and homelessness; LGBTQI social work;
Research in communication arts utilises a range of and rural and remote practice. Students will engage in
investigative procedures appropriate to the theory and simulated practice activities in Western’s Social Work Skills
practice of each creative arts discipline. This unit will Lab.
introduce fundamental research languages, methods, and
outcomes relevant to the creative arts disciplines, and 102071.2 Culture, Subjectivities and
encourage students to develop approaches best suited to Schooling
their theory and practice. Students will write and defend a
research proposal and paper for a research program: the Credit Points 10 Level 7
unit will enable students to apply a rigorous research
framework to their work. Students will engage with a range Corequisite
of significant and critical texts which address the broad 101577.5 Classrooms Without Borders
implications of practices and theories in creative arts
disciplines. Equivalent Units
101578 - Education, Knowledge, Society and Change
102178.2 Critical and Creative Enquiry Special Requirements
Credit Points 10 Level 7 Students must be enrolled in the 1781 Master of Teaching
(Primary) or 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
Assumed Knowledge
Primary) and must have successfully completed 160 credit
Introductory knowledge of theory and research methodology points.
Prerequisite ...........
102357.1 Ethics and Diversity in Research and Therapy This unit focuses on the socio-political, economic and | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
Corequisite cultural milieu that shapes teacher and student
subjectivities. Teachers are required to understand the
102358.1 Practising Research and Researching Practice
variety of, and changing nature of, discourses and
Incompatible Units ideologies that both constitute and are constituted in
400586 - Integrating Theory, Research and Practice, society, schooling, teaching, and learning, in an
101889 - Integrated Project increasingly multifaceted, globalized and cosmopolitan
environment. Within this framework it is also essential that
........... teachers engage with and understand the diversity and
fluidity of individuals and the broader Australian community
This unit is designed to extend students’ capacity to
in order to promote equitable practices in schooling and to
undertake critical and creative research in the arts
facilitate educational and professional transformation.
therapies and/or psychotherapy and counselling. Students
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their
will have the opportunity to work together and extend each
relationship to schooling will also be explored in this unit,
other’s work while undertaking a small research project that
providing pre-service teachers with deeper understandings
does not involve human research subjects. The theories
of Australia’s first nations people. Developing
and ethics of difference and diversity will be central to the
understandings of society, culture and the formation of
process of enquiry. This includes formulation of shared
subjectivities will promote an enhanced awareness of
research questions or problems, the choice and articulation
equity issues as well as crucial analytical and critical tools

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 85

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

to address the needs of diverse students, their families, overall focus is on curriculum decision-making and planning
teachers, and the broader school community. for improved learning outcomes.

102424.1 Cyber Justice 102086.1 Designing Teaching and Learning


Credit Points 10 Level 7 Credit Points 10 Level 7
Special Requirements Equivalent Units
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. 101640 - Pedagogies in Practice, 100972 - Pedagogies for
Learning, 100396 - Literacies for Learning
...........
Special Requirements
This subject explores the evolving relationship between
digital technology, justice and crime. How are the Students must be enrolled in the 1714 Master of Teaching
temptations and risks associated with harmful or illicit (Secondary). The following requirements are co-requisites
behaviour being re-shaped by information and as students may enrol and then must complete the
communication technologies, by social media and the requirements prior to the school visit: 1. Students are
computer networks that increasingly hold organisations required to complete a Working with Children Check
together? Cyber crime is typically understood as use of leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the
information and communication technologies to assist in category of volunteer. Students will need to i. Access the
the commission of other crimes, actions that target Commission for Children and Young People website and
computer networks or software, or new offences that could complete an online application form to generate an
only exist with the technology. Cyber justice meanwhile application number. Ii. Present an application number and
emphasises the use of information and communication identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government
technologies to improve access to justice and the efficiency Access Centre prior to issuance by mail a Working with
of justice procedures, not just to deal with cyber crime. How Children Check number. Iii. Submit the letter with a valid
does the law keep up with the emergence of new crimes Working With Children Check number to the School of
and technology-enhanced versions of old ones, and how do Education to facilitate processing of a school placement
forensic investigators and analysts contribute to this and to Student Central where the document is trimmed and
process? The subject examines how justice processes and recorded in Callista as a Special Requirement. 2. Students
spaces, as well as criminal networks and strategies, are must also attend a Child Protection Workshop prior to
being reimagined to take advantage of the new undertaking any visits/placements. Students who have not
technologies. completed Child Protection will need to withdraw from the
unit. 3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-
301044.1 Data Science training and register their certificate with Student Central.
Certificates will be required when entering early childhood
Credit Points 10 Level 7 settings. 4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements
for the Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Assumed Knowledge
Basic Statistics, Computer Programming ...........

........... In this unit, students will explore a range of contemporary


issues impacting upon adolescent learning in the 21st
The explosion of data in the internet age opens up new century and how those issues may be addressed through
possibilities for agencies and business to better serve and the thoughtful re-design of teaching and learning. In a
market to its customers. To take full advantage of these future characterised by rapid change and re-
opportunities requires the ability to consolidate, manage conceptualisations of compulsory schooling, attention will
and extract information from very large diverse data sets. In be given to the role of the secondary school teacher in
science, data sets are growing rapidly, with projects assisting their students to develop new ways to think and
routinely generating terabytes of data. In this unit we new ways to work, as well as acquiring new tools and skills
examine the software tools and analytic methods that for living and working in the 21st century. Students will be
underpin a successful Data Science Project and gain encouraged to articulate their own vision for sustainable
experience in big data analytics. and engaged secondary education appropriate to the first
half of the 21st century. In particular, it is critical that
102159.1 Designing Curriculum Futures students possess the capacity to develop secondary
students’ abilities to engage in real world problem solving
Credit Points 10 Level 7
and collaborate meaningfully through emerging
Equivalent Units technologies. Students will collect evidence in an e-portfolio
101660 - Curriculum Futures to demonstrate they meet the Australian Professional
Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. Students
........... begin their e-portfolio in 102086 Designing Teaching and
Learning and continue to collect evidence throughout their
This unit considers the research and theoretical basis of Master of Teaching (Secondary) course. In this reflective e-
curriculum futures, with a focus on design for learning and portfolio evidence will be collected on the impact of. A final
learning design, and critically examines contextual factors submission of the e-portfolio will be made in the unit
and their implications for learning design in a range of 102098 Contemporary Teacher Leadership.
settings. The unit provides a critical overview of
perspectives on curriculum, curriculum design and
examines authentic learning and assessment. Examples of
curriculum futures will be negotiated and explicated. The

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 86

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

101636.2 Developing Sustainable Places The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were
established in 2000 as a blueprint to meet the needs of the
Credit Points 10 Level 7 world’s poorest and quickly became the dominant paradigm
driving global development. The goals were targeted to be
Equivalent Units met by 2015 but no country has yet to approach success in
101345 - Land Use Strategy Design, 101311 - Urban achieving the goals. This unit critically examines the MDGs
Challenges: Developing Sustainable Places and in particular their impact on and engagement with
women and other groups who remain the poorest and most
Special Requirements vulnerable across the globe. Through this critique students
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. will identify the structures, institutions and systems
........... producing global inequalities; the significance of dominant
development discourses in creating and continuing
This unit provides an understanding of environmental, inequalities; and the intersections with social categories
economic and social issues arising from the effects of such as race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, religion
urban development within city regions and examines the and ethnicity. In order to demonstrate their understanding
relationship between sustainable development and and critique, students will design a program for a specific
metropolitan planning in the Australian and global context. disadvantaged group in a targeted region with a particular
It focuses on the concepts related to sustainability, need to be met, such that the proposed program can sit
sustainable development and sustainable cities. It also within a suite of programs so as to ensure the ultimate aim
looks into recent initiatives towards the realisation of of sustainable development.
sustainable cities.
102426.1 Digital Humanities and Research
101896.1 Development and Security Methods (PG)
Credit Points 10 Level 7 Credit Points 10 Level 7
Prerequisite Special Requirements
101895.1 Political Economy of Development Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
Special Requirements ...........
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. This unit investigates the methodological possibilities of
........... digital technologies for interdisciplinary humanities and
social sciences research. It covers several major digital
Successful development requires the provision of security. research methods, exploring previous applications and
As a corollary, lack of development can breed insecurity examining their orientations and implications. Digital
and violence. The overall nexus between development and research methods and applications may include digitisation,
security is not only about a country’s domestic affairs; it online curation, visualisation, network analysis,
concerns the global community. Amid the increasing pace geographical information systems, data mining and
of globalisation, underdevelopment in the global South is simulation. In the context of these, the unit will probe
argued to constitute a security threat by supposedly histories of technology and knowledge production, the
facilitating the international spread of terrorist and criminal evolution of digital texts and practices, and issues in
networks. This unit will concentrate on three key aspects. contemporary culture such as digital design, gamification,
First, it will interrogate the complex relationship between virtual identity, and digital rights.
development and security from interdisciplinary
perspectives. This will cover, among other, the notions of 102253.1 Digital Social Research in Action
development as security, human development, human
security and social sustainability. Second, this unit will Credit Points 10 Level 7
examine the development roots of insecurity focusing on
Assumed Knowledge
social and economic structures and key issues in | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
development and security from local and global Knowledge of digital social research
perspectives as well as from micro and macro outlooks. Special Requirements
This includes peace keeping operations, security
measures, and global governance for world order. Third, Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
relevant case studies will be embedded throughout the unit ...........
contents to enhance students’ analytical skill and practical
orientation on the field of development and security. This unit engages students in the practices of digital social
research through a simulation of a professional research
101897.1 Development for Equality consultancy. Students will construct and apply a digital
social science approach for an internal or external client
Credit Points 10 Level 7 brief. Students will engage with client and stakeholder
needs through their role as a consultant as they carry out
Prerequisite
the digital social research project for their client. In doing
101895.1 Political Economy of Development so, students engage with the ethical and moral implications
Special Requirements of using digital social data and discover the opportunities to
apply and communicate digital social research methods in
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. real world settings.
...........

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 87

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

102156.1 Disability in Context ...........


This unit offers students the opportunity to systematically
Credit Points 10 Level 7
apply the theories and concepts developed in the
Assumed Knowledge Difference and Diversity and /or Religion and Society
Professionals with teaching or other relevant qualifications. Specialisations to a project relevant to students’ areas of
professional practice, or interest. The focus of the project
Special Requirements will be drawn from those issues of race, class, sexuality,
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. disability, gender, religion and ethnicity embedded in the
theoretical and conceptual work undertaken in the earlier
........... units of the named specialisations.
The developmental trajectory and quality of life of
individuals with additional needs is affected not only by the
102083.1 Diversity, Social Justice and
nature and level of the disability itself but also by the ways Learning
in which that disability interacts with the contexts in which Credit Points 10 Level 7
they live their lives. In turn, the impact of the disability will
affect the individual’s family and those working with them. Equivalent Units
This unit adopts both a developmental and ecological 101641 Diversity, Social Justice and Equity; 100979
perspective to enable analysis of the specific impact of Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling
disability on an individual, their family, the professionals
working with them and the contexts in which they do so. In Special Requirements
so doing, it evaluates the efficacy of theoretical models and Students must be enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching
frameworks available to assist in ensuring best outcomes (Secondary)
for the individual and those around them.
...........
102101.1 Diverse Literacies The unit explores diversity, social justice, equity and
Credit Points 10 Level 7 learning through the multi-layered operation of social power
and privilege. It advances students’ understanding of how
Equivalent Units social and cultural difference in Australia has shaped
101628 - Global Literacies, 101428 - Multiliteracies contemporary education, schooling and cross-cultural
relationships. In particular, the unit examines diversity as a
Special Requirements social construct that has promoted the differential treatment
Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching of particular social and cultural groups and served as the
(Birth-5 Years / Birth-12 Years) or 1783 Master of Teaching basis for response to subsequent social and cultural
(Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years). Students must have inequities by these groups. The unit engages students in
completed child protection course, and Working with critical analysis essential for professional pedagogical
Children Check and Anaphylaxis training. practice in education for diversity and social justice in
Australia and beyond. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
........... content and its relationship to schooling will also be
This unit increases students' understandings of the impact examined in this unit, providing pre-service teachers with
of globalisation, new technologies and the diversity of deeper understandings of Australia’s first nations people.
Australian languages and dialects on children’s literacy
practices. It provides opportunities for students to develop 102157.1 Ecopedagogies
insights into the importance of languages and cultures in Credit Points 10 Level 7
children’s identity formation, particularly in relation to the
importance of the home language and dialect for bilingual ...........
and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
This unit posits the importance of ecopedagogies in this
Contemporary social theories of diversity and difference
historical era. The precariousness of human/nature
and frameworks of literacy and languages learning will be
interrelationships compels us to explore new ways of
introduced to students and the links between theory and
learning and knowing. Global perspectives and place-
practice will be applied. Students will have the opportunity
based theory have generated new paradigms for what it is
to investigate the literacy practices in diverse family and
to be human. Ecological ‘knowing’ and ‘being’ are central to
community contexts and apply literacy-enriched play and
this. They inform ecopedagogies while providing new ways
pedagogies to extend languages learning and literacy for all
of experiencing the natural world. Further insight is gained
children.
through engaging with First Peoples’ knowledge systems
102183.1 Diversity in Practice through the conceptualisation of ‘country’ and relational
frameworks. Outdoor experiential learning has significant
Credit Points 10 Level 7 developmental, health, well-being and educational
advantages for children, youth and adults. This
Prerequisite interdisciplinary unit examines the broader field of applied
102176.1 Theories of Difference and Diversity AND ecological understanding and re-imagines it as sustainable
102181.2 Nation, Power and Difference practice.
Special Requirements
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 88

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

101652.1 Ecopsychology and Cultural 102148.1 Engaging Communities


Change
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Credit Points 10 Level 7
...........
...........
Community engagement is variously seen as a strategy for
Ecopsychology is concerned with the relationship between improving educational outcomes, increasing community
human consciousness, human actions and environmental ownership and/or empowering citizens to take collective
issues. It seeks to understand the sources, both action. Although appeals to ‘community’ often assume a
phenomenological and socio-cultural, of the disjuncture homogeneous ideal, active community engagement needs
between nature and psyche and to develop possibilities for to respond to a diversity of needs and experiences. This
personal and cultural re-connection and healing. Through unit begins by exploring the notion of community, its uses
applying experiential methods, critical inquiry and and meanings in different discursive and professional
engagement with ecopsychological writings, students contexts. Students will be introduced to theory and praxis
develop their awareness of "self", "nature", "culture" and aimed at identifying community needs, partnering across
explore the dynamics between them. The unit incorporates diversity and working effectively and inclusively to build
perspectives on ecological identity, ecospirituality and community strengths and engagement. The unit’s applied
sense of place as ways of re-imagining the human-nature learning focus requires.
relationship and effecting ecologically-oriented change.
101825.3 English Linguistics for TESOL
102160.1 Education Policy, Practice and
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Global Knowledge Co-construction
Special Requirements
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
...........
...........
This unit examines a range of inter/national policies and
practices informed by the new spirit of capitalism that are This unit provides students with a linguistics background,
impacting on contemporary education, and what this means including English grammar, necessary to excel in English
for local/global knowledge co-construction. Consideration is language teaching and assessment. Encompassing the
given to the use of international tests as benchmarks, areas of syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology and
identification of ‘best practice’ and claims about evidence- phonetics, the unit equips students with the technical
based research in the redesign of education in Australia vocabulary of linguistics and pedagogical grammar as well
and elsewhere. Students will develop capabilities to use a as the analytical skills necessary to identify and describe
new generation of conceptual tools that will enable them to both the English language and patterns of performance by
engage through corrective and transformative critiques with second and bilingual language learners. These
inter/nationally driven arguments for curriculum and foundational skills prepare students for success in language
pedagogical change in the early childhood and school teaching, assessment and second language research.
sectors, vocational and higher education.
400417.2 Epidemiology and Quantitative
102146.1 Effective Working Relationships Methods
Credit Points 10 Level 7 Credit Points 10 Level 7

Special Requirements Equivalent Units


Students must be enrolled in 1720 Master of Inclusive E7228 - Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods.
Education or 1721 Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Special Requirements
Education.
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
...........
...........
This unit supports the development of students’ knowledge
and skills by analysing a range of consultation models; In this unit, students will study the fundamental concepts
examining the perspectives and needs of families as well and principles of epidemiology and biostatistics and will be
as professionals from different discipline backgrounds; and given the opportunities through exercise and tutorials to
developing effective interpersonal communication skills, apply these concepts and principles to published public
collaborative problem solving, dispute resolution, teamwork health literature. The unit is designed to give students the
and teambuilding. In addition, professionals with advanced skills to interpret and critically evaluate public health
knowledge of inclusive education and disability studies may literature and to equip the students with the skills for public
serve as agents of change within their professional setting. health research. A range of research studies is examined,
The unit explores this role and encourages students to including studies of occurrence and risk factors for disease,
reflect upon how they may enact this ability to advocate and studies evaluating intervention treatments or programs.
inclusive education and facilitate the capacity of others. Both the epidemiological and statistical evidence for the
findings are critically assessed.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 89

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

contexts. It explores the reality and diversity of operational


102381.1 Ethics policing and related functions from the leadership
perspective and explores the limitations of leadership. It
Credit Points 10 Level 7 discusses the value and importance of the exercise of
Special Requirements proper influence at the political, public and organizational
levels.
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
........... 100013.3 Experimental Design and Analysis
Since the beginning of philosophy, the question of how to Credit Points 10 Level 2
live has taken on an indefinite variety of forms, as befits the
variability of its subject matter. This includes the Platonic Prerequisite
and Aristotelian conception of the good life, the Kantian 101183.2 Psychology: Behavioural Science
categorical imperative, and social ethics. In recent Special Requirements
Continental philosophy, this has encompassed the ethics of
responsibility, the attempt to investigate the ethics of The online version of this unit is only available to students
alterity, interest in the 'care-of-the-self', and the ethics of enrolled in 1793 - Bachelor of Science, Criminology and
truth. Psychological Studies. Pre-requisites will not apply to
students enrolled in courses 1630 Graduate Diploma in
102357.1 Ethics and Diversity in Research Psychological Studies and 1501/1502/1796 Graduate
and Therapy Diploma in Psychology. Enrolment in these awards requires
graduate status; hence the students have demonstrated
Credit Points 10 Level 7 proficiency in tertiary studies. Each applicant in these
awards is assessed individually and provided with an
Assumed Knowledge individual study sequence by the Course Advisor.
Concurrent or previous study of any foundational unit in
either counselling or art therapy. ...........

Special Requirements This unit is driven by the scientific method with a focus on
experimental design and related data analysis. Although
Students must be enrolled in 4595 Master of Art Therapy, some of the methods and techniques are dealt with in
Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 1770 Master of passing in earlier units, a more complete approach is
Social Science Specialisations (Studies in Counselling) or adopted here. Research design and methodology issues,
(Studies in Art Therapy). statistical concepts and techniques, computer analysis of
........... data, and communicating research findings are all features
of this unit.
This unit introduces students to key considerations for
practicing therapy and research in a diverse and 101315.3 Financing Cities in the Global
postcolonial world. Students will study the emergence of Economy
research in the counselling and arts therapy professions
and explore connections and tensions between personal, Credit Points 10 Level 7
professional and research ethics. Through close reading of
professional documents, case studies and research papers, Special Requirements
students will examine how the ‘subjects’ of therapy and Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
research are conceptualised and constructed. From a
...........
perspective that links knowledge and power, students will
look at what the published research says about what works Financing infrastructure to keep cities running and growing
and how in therapy; ask whom therapy and research work at a time when governments face new financial constraints
for; and examine the work these therapy and research is a key challenge for urban managers. In order to be able
practices do. to contribute to the debate about financing cities it is
important for future urban managers to develop a basic
101892.1 Executive Leadership in Policing financial literacy, understand and draw on the options for
financing essential urban functions in Australia cities and
Credit Points 10 Level 7 elsewhere, and assess the tensions involved in public and
Special Requirements private financing pathways. This unit addresses these
needs through both theoretical and practical approaches to
Eligible students who have completed the Graduate
the city as a set of flows within a wider urban network of
Diploma in Strategic Leadership Program at NSW Police
relations. Students develop their understanding via
Management and Leadership Centre; or the Graduate
interactive lectures, case studies, fieldwork exercises and
Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency
assignments.
Services) at the Australian Institute of Police Management
will receive Advanced standing for this unit. 102300.1 Foundations of Media Arts
........... Production (PG)
The unit will introduce students to the principles, Credit Points 10 Level 7
dimensions and qualities of contemporary executive
leadership, as well as taking an analytical approach to such Special Requirements
practice. The unit considers the challenges and dynamics Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
of strategic police leadership within a range of political

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 90

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

........... Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 2 presents


and critically evaluates the major theoretical paradigms of
This unit explores creative and independent media arts counselling and psychotherapy. These include;
practices across moving image, audio and participatory psychoanalytic /psychodynamictherapies; humanistic
forms, and introduces students to fundamental principles of psychotherapies; behavioural and cognitive behavioural
long-form sound and screen production. The unit maps therapies; systemic therapies; constructivist/ postmodern
theoretical and practical connections between the creation therapies; and expressive therapies. Students will consider
and study of images and sound across media formats the assumptions about human development and behaviour
through an integrated theory/practice programme focused that are central to each of these ways of working, as well as
on the processes through which long-form media artefacts their underlying ‘theory of change’. Students will also be
are created. Students learn how to analyse and critically introduced to common ways that clients present with
evaluate screen media and also to plan and make simple psychological difficulties, and will explore various clinical
short works of their own. It introduces students to relevant responses to such client issues. These issues will be
media arts histories and contexts (with a focus on cinema) explored considering intrapsychic, relational and life
in addition to a range of technologies, media practices and stressor factors. Students will consider how presenting
production techniques. issues relate to the norms and extremes of various
personality types, and what consideration should be given
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and to life-stages in understanding client problems.
Counselling 1
Credit Points 20 Level 7 102336.1 Functional Grammar
Equivalent Units Credit Points 10 Level 7
101506 - Counselling 1 Equivalent Units
Special Requirements 100722 - Functional Grammar
Students must be enrolled in 1647 Graduate Diploma in Special Requirements
Counselling, 1648 Graduate Certificate in Counselling, Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
1817 Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 4595
Master of Art Therapy or 1770 Master of Social Science. ...........
........... This unit invites students to study the functional grammar of
English, which relates the structure of the English language
Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1 is a to its use in cultural and social contexts. This model of
foundational unit for postgraduate counselling and language is used in a wide variety of fields - teaching in
therapeutic studies. It forms the first part of a 40 credit point university or school subject areas, teaching ESL/EFL, and
sequence undertaken during the first year. Foundations of researching language use in a range of settings. Students
Psychotherapy and Counselling 1 presents the foundational will apply the functional analysis of English to a variety of
skills necessary for the successful inception of a productive spoken and written texts drawn from a range of social
therapeutic relationship. The sequenced, progressive contexts.
presentation of these skills via experiential learning is
framed by the simultaneous presentation of key theoretical 101785.2 Further Clinical Studies (Art
concepts relevant to the skills in question. Students will be Therapy)
required to analyse the features of their own personalities,
and to reflect on feedback that they receive from others in Credit Points 20 Level 7
the role of psychotherapist/counsellor, in order to develop
the self-awareness and sensitivity necessary for this Prerequisite
professional role. 101784.2 Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)

102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Equivalent Units


| Units |
| Units |
| Units |
Counselling 2 101509 - Further Clinical Studies

Credit Points 10 Level 7 Special Requirements


Students must be enrolled in course 4595 - Master of Art
Prerequisite Therapy. Criminal records and prohibited persons checks
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1 are done on enrolment to Master of Art Therapy.
Attendance is a threshold requirement of this unit.
Equivalent Units
Completion of required placement hours and attendance at
101507 - Counselling 2 75% of university based clinical supervision is necessary to
Special Requirements pass this unit, regardless of extenuating circumstances.
Students must be enrolled in 1647 Graduate Diploma in ...........
Counselling, 1648 Graduate Certificate in Counselling,
This unit aims to develop clinical practice skills to the level
1817 Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 4595
required for professional registration. The unit involves 375
Master of Art Therapy or 1770 Master of Social Science.
hours of clinical placement working under the guidance of a
........... clinical supervisor. It will involve group supervision of
casework and in-depth discussion of issues arising from
placements.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 91

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

102366.1 Further Clinical Studies in 102412.1 Global Digital Futures


Psychotherapy and Counselling
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Credit Points 20 Level 7
Equivalent Units
Assumed Knowledge 102299 - Text, Media and Memory
Previous completion of clinical placement
Special Requirements
Prerequisite Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate masters
102365.1 Clinical Studies in Psychotherapy and Counselling course or a Research course.
Equivalent Units ...........
101787 Further Clinical Studies (Counselling) This unit explores how innovation in the digital era is
Special Requirements transforming society on a global scale. Reflecting on
examples drawn from around the world, students learn
Students must be enrolled in 1647 Graduate Diploma in about the latest trends in communication, media,
Counselling or 1817 M Psychotherapy and Counselling. A computing and the knowledge economy. Current and future
completed Student Undertaking Form and a Working with directions are surveyed in the context of contemporary
Children Check Student Declaration. issues such as big data, digital identity and privacy, social
........... media and crowdsourcing, gaming and visualisation,
geographical information systems, virtual environments and
This unit aims to further develop clinical practice skills to artificial intelligence.
the level required for intern membership of a relevant
professional body, for example, the Counsellors’ and 101893.1 Governance and Accountability in
Psychotherapists’ Association of NSW, Inc (CAPA) or Policing Practice
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
(PACFA). The unit includes 150 hours [working under the Credit Points 10 Level 7
guidance of a clinical supervisor] in an approved agency
Special Requirements
placement, including 35-50 hours of direct client contact.
Small group supervision of casework and in-depth Eligible students who have completed the Graduate
discussion of issues arising from placements is conducted Diploma in Strategic Leadership Program at NSW Police
on campus. As are fortnightly seminars covering topics Management and Leadership Centre; or the Graduate
relevant to working, as counsellors and psychotherapists, Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency
with clients in clinical settings. Services) at the Australian Institute of Police Management
will receive Advanced standing for this unit.
102200.1 Global Criminology and Human ...........
Rights
The unit will focus on understanding contemporary
Credit Points 10 Level 7 corporate governance and accountability within the practice
Assumed Knowledge of policing. Core to the content of the unit is the study of the
commitment by governments to practices at an individual
Undergraduate degree in criminology, criminal justice or a and organisational level that are based on accountability,
related social science area, or equivalent. contestability and lead to continuous improvement. The role
Special Requirements of leadership in shaping and driving the commitment to
continuous improvement in service delivery will be
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
considered as well as issues concerning performance
........... measurement, transparent governance, and accountable
processes. Best practice policies and systems will be used
Global criminology is concerned with the process of within the teaching of this unit and examined through a
respecting and fostering ideals of justice, the rule of law case study teaching approach.
and human rights in an expanding range of transnational
and domestic locations. These include stable, divided and 102069.1 Heritage and Planning
post-conflict societies that are variously dealing with issues
of discrimination, exploitation, insecurity and violence via Credit Points 10 Level 7
international agreements, judicial and political means. The
global development of justice initiatives has challenged the ...........
traditional criminological concern with individual offenders This unit explores the values behind, and practicalities
prosecuted by the sovereign nation state acting on behalf regarding, heritage and planning, from federal and state
of a sole victim. In this unit students will gain a critical perspectives in Australia. With a specific focus on Sydney,
understanding of theories and concepts of global the unit explores how planning applications, within the
criminology, detail of the key aspects and uses of urban development sphere, impact upon heritage assets,
international criminal law, and the potential of alternative and how these impacts are mitigated through heritage
modes of attaining social justice. Case studies from around planning legislation. The unit asks students to step into the
the globe will be analysed along with an emphasis placed shoes of heritage planning professionals and to identify and
on assessing the significance of issues, rights and justice research a heritage asset that is to be impacted by a
reforms in developing regions. potential planning proposal and then to design an

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 92

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

appropriate mitigation response within the bounds of


relevant heritage legislation. 101286.3 Inclusive Teaching for Effective
Learning
102084.1 Inclusive Education - Theory,
Policy & Practice Credit Points 10 Level 7

Credit Points 10 Level 7 Equivalent Units


100172 - Inclusive Education Practices, 100742 - Inclusive
Equivalent Units Educational Practices - AREP
100984 Inclusive Education: Practices and Principles
Special Requirements
Special Requirements Students must be enrolled in 1663 or 1781 Master of
Students must be enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching Teaching (Primary).
(Secondary) and have successfully completed 20 credit
points. ...........

........... Effective and inclusive teaching requires knowledge of how


students learn as well as proficiency in applying
This unit examines mandatory Special Education appropriately tailored teaching strategies to cater to
requirements. Pre-service teachers need to understand the individual needs of all students. This unit provides a
theory, policy and practices of teaching and learning foundation of knowledge and practice that facilitates
Inclusive Education and respond in an engaged manner to development of appropriate and inclusive attitudes and
the diversity of intellectual, emotional, social and physical skills for teaching students with additional needs in the
needs of all children in the regular secondary classroom. regular classroom. It will address professional skills,
Appropriate skills, strategies, attitudes and methodologies approaches and relevant legislation in the implementation
will be addressed through an inquiry learning approach to of the principles of inclusive education practices in primary
enable students to plan, implement and evaluate programs school settings. In particular, the capacity to structure
that meet the educational diverse needs of individual individualised education and behaviour management
secondary students with disabilities, learning difficulties and/ programs will be developed drawing on practical
or behaviour disorders. Strategies and theories for experiences and a broad familiarity with the field.
effectively integrating and including all secondary students
with special needs, as well as knowledge of Australian and 102517.1 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
NSW government policy and legislation and teachers’ PG
responsibilities within these will be addressed. The role and
value of inclusive education and its relationship with Credit Points 20 Level 7
literacy, numeracy and classroom management will also be Prerequisite
addressed.
101423.3 Media Project Proposal AND 101745.2 Media
101625.2 Inclusive Practices Project Production

Credit Points 10 Level 7 Special Requirements


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. Any
Prerequisite postgraduate coursework students in the second year of
102104.1 Theorising Play study are encouraged to elect into this unit, for example
from ICT, Computer Science, Business Studies, MBA,
Equivalent Units Advertising etc.
100321 - Children with additional needs and their families
...........
Special Requirements
This unit focuses on current trends and issues in innovation
Students must have completed Child Protection course and and entrepreneurship in the creative industries with a
Working with Children Check and have Anaphylaxis | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
strong focus on small to media enterprises (SME), ventures
training. Students must be enrolled in the Master of within existing business and within government. The unit
Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years). addresses methodologies for innovation, such as design-
........... thinking and futuring; the role and efficacy of public and
private incubators; the forms, foundations, qualities and
Inclusion is both a right and an expectation for all children. capacity of entrepreneurship and business development
Its effectiveness, however, depends upon teachers having strategies; and the role of networking and industry
the skills to facilitate the learning of children with a broad partnerships, with a focus on the capacities of social media
range of abilities within their educational setting. The to effect change in markets and partnerships, and business
impact of a range of additional needs on children, their development strategies.. The unit covers existing ‘new’
families and early childhood and school settings are business models and emerging trends, such as social
explored within a sociocultural framework and the entrepreneurship and co-working spaces. The unit builds
implications for intervention and inclusion analysed. on previous capstone units Media Project Proposal and
Collaboration, the role of teams around the child and family- Media Project Production in introducing further methods for
centred approaches to service delivery and the paramount creative ideation with a focus on technology.
role of families are advocated as essential for effective
early childhood intervention and inclusion.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 93

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

various psychotherapeutic methods to assist recovery and


102370.1 Integrated Practice 1: Self and mental wellness.
Story
102372.1 Integrated Practices 3: Emotions,
Credit Points 10 Level 7 Embodiment and Connection
Assumed Knowledge Credit Points 20 Level 7
Concurrent or previous study of any foundational unit in
counselling Assumed Knowledge
Concurrent or previous study of any foundational unit in
Corequisite counselling.
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1
Prerequisite
Special Requirements 102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1
Students must be enrolled in course 1817 Master of AND 102370.1 Integrated Practice 1: Self and Story AND
Psychotherapy and Counselling 102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 2
........... AND 102364.1 Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
AND 102371.1 Integrated Practices 2: Affliction and
This unit explores the concept of ‘self’ and how stories Recovery
might shape self-identity or a sense of ‘what it means to be
me’. The enduring characteristics of stories will be Corequisite
examined alongside their different workings across 102365.1 Clinical Studies in Psychotherapy and
cultures, traditions, technologies, genres and time. The unit Counselling
will cover historical and contemporary notions of the
unconscious as they inform an understanding of self and Special Requirements
story. It will examine how an understanding of the brain, Students must be enrolled in 1817 M Psychotherapy and
particularly of memory, and the workings of the right and Counselling.
left hemispheres, fit into this exploration. Working with
...........
selves and stories, as instruments for change in therapeutic
work, will be considered across lifespan and a range of This unit presents and explores ways of working
psychotherapies. therapeutically with trauma. The interpersonal
neurobiologists’ focus of Mind/Body connection features in
102371.1 Integrated Practices 2: Affliction detail in this unit. Work with emotions, embodiment and the
and Recovery counsellor/client relationship as instruments of therapeutic
change will be considered. Students will learn what it
Credit Points 10 Level 7 means to be a trauma-sensitive therapist and develop
Assumed Knowledge techniques and methods for working across the spectrum
of trauma responses including dissociation. A range of
Concurrent or previous study of any foundational unit in psychotherapeutic models will feature such as somatic
counselling. therapies, sensorimotor psychotherapy, emotionally
Prerequisite focused therapy, and notions of ‘felt sense’.
Complementary modes of healing, such as mindfulness,
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1
breathwork and the practices of yoga and meditation will be
AND 102370.1 Integrated Practice 1: Self and Story considered for what they can offer to a trauma-informed
Corequisite approach to therapy. Students will develop skills in working
with emotions and nonverbal communication, as well as
102355.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 2
recognizing how the ‘spoken’ incorporates the physical.
Special Requirements
Students must be enrolled in 1817 Master of 102373.1 Integrated Practices 4: Self and
Psychotherapy and Counselling. Relationships
........... Credit Points 10 Level 7
This unit critically examines the nature of mental illness and Assumed Knowledge
mental wellbeing. Historical and contemporary approaches Concurrent or previous study in counselling and/or
to mental health and recovery will be reviewed. Diverse psychotherapy.
explanations for the origins of profound symptoms will also
be explored. Mental health assessment tools commonly Special Requirements
encountered by counsellors and psychotherapists are Students must be enrolled in and have successfully
presented and their practical applications examined. completed 120 credit points in 1817 Master of
Through case studies and autobiographical accounts, the Psychotherapy and Counselling.
voices of those with lived experience of major mental health
issues will inform student learning in this unit. This unit ...........
invites students to critically evaluate mental health services This unit focuses on the self and relationships in order to
from a range of perspectives and consider the role of enhance students’ ability to work therapeutically with
counselling and psychotherapy alongside multiple individuals, couples and families. Clients bring themselves
pathways to recovery. Students will critically evaluate this and both their current and past relationships into the
knowledge and apply it in their development of skills in

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 94

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

therapy room with them, as does their counsellor. The


counsellor needs to be able to work with multiple relational 400586.2 Integrating Theory, Research and
influences at any given time. Students will have the Practice
opportunity to investigate their personal values and beliefs
about relationships and how these influence their work with Credit Points 20 Level 7
clients. Family life-cycle and developmental models are Prerequisite
introduced, critiqued and applied to promote understanding
of common client issues and presenting concerns. 400421.2 Research Methods for Humanities and Social
Therapeutic skills in working with more than one person in Sciences AND 400585.2 Theories of the Social
the counselling room will be developed, with a focus on ...........
family systems and couple work.

102398.1 Integrated Project 102338.1 Intercultural Communication (PG)


Credit Points 10 Level 7 Credit Points 10 Level 7
Corequisite Special Requirements
102397.1 Social Work (Qualifying) Field Education 2 Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
Special Requirements ...........
Students must be enrolled in 1792 Master of Social Work This unit aims to develop the students' communicative
(Qualifying) competence in intercultural contexts, raise their awareness
of issues in language use and socio-cultural dimensions,
...........
and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for
Students will integrate theory and practice in social work intercultural communication. It also prepares students to
through the development of a work-based project related to critically analyse linguistic and cultural differences around
their organisational context or area of specialisation. The them, appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity, and
project will be negotiated with an academic advisor and be integrate the unit contents into their future careers (e.g.
underpinned by concepts of community engagement/ further studies or employment). It highlights the impact of
service learning. This project will be concurrent with the intercultural communication in a range of real-life sectors,
field placement and will allow students to plan, undertake such as second language teaching and learning, translation
and report on a specific aspect of practice in the context of and interpreting services, international business, tourism,
work. community services, and organisational communication.

102356.1 Integrating Arts and Therapy A7456.4 Interpreting and Translation


Professional Practicum (PG)
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Assumed Knowledge
Concurrent or previous study of foundational units in either Assumed Knowledge
counselling or art therapy Broad foundations and ethics of Students need to be bilingual.
research
Prerequisite
Prerequisite 101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG OR 101696.2
101303.2 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups AND Introduction to Translation PG
102353.1 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1
Corequisite
Special Requirements 100916.2 Legal Interpreting OR 100917.2 Specialised
Students must be enrolled in 4595 Master of Art Therapy Translation (PG) OR 100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG)
OR 101482.3 Accreditation Studies OR 101750.2 | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
...........
Translation Technologies (PG) OR 101827.3 Audiovisual
This unit introduces art therapy students to an Translation: Subtitling and Captioning OR 101845.1
understanding of psychotherapy theory through the lens of Community and Social Services Translation (PG) OR
contemporary art and the translation of foundational 101868.1 Business Interpreting OR 102015.1 Interpreting
psychotherapy knowledge and skills into art therapy
Skills (PG)
practice. This unit builds on the micro skills of counselling
and psychotherapy learned in Foundations of Special Requirements
Psychotherapy and Counselling 1, through the scaffolded Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
introduction and practice of art therapy clinical skills during
intensive group work supported by staff. The unit also ...........
offers an opportunity for students to demonstrate their This unit is aimed at providing students with the opportunity
emerging understandings of art therapy by producing an to make useful observations about practical aspects of the
artwork on a chosen aspect of the relationship between art Interpreting and/or Translation professions and related
and psychotherapy. fields (such as the Legal System), as well as with
supervised practice in the workplace. Students will
complete the practical work relevant to their field of

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 95

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

specialisation, i.e., Interpreting or Translation or Interpreting This unit introduces the concept of pedagogical leadership
and Translation. which is then explored further in other units in the course. In
this unit students examine a range of theoretical
102015.1 Interpreting Skills (PG) perspectives and approaches to curriculum and analyse the
ways different theories and approaches shape pedagogical
Credit Points 10 Level 7 practices. Students will have opportunities to research
Special Requirements contemporary theories of early childhood education, reflect
on their own beliefs and values, refine their personal
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. philosophy of teaching and learning, and consider the
........... implications for their future role as pedagogical leaders.
This is a pool unit in some postgraduate interpreting and 101696.2 Introduction to Translation PG
translation courses. The unit is aimed at developing
essential skills in interpreting and deals with the specialised Credit Points 10 Level 7
technical skills necessary for the different modes of
interpreting: dialogue, consecutive, simultaneous, and sight Assumed Knowledge
translation. Given the large amount of independent practice Proficiency in English and other language (LOTE) at native
needed to develop competence in interpreting, it pays or near-native level.
special attention to the teaching of techniques for Incompatible Units
autonomous learning. Lectures are held in English for
students of all the languages available. The tutorials are 100927 - Interpreting and Translation Skills
language specific in Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin or Special Requirements
Spanish.
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
101695.2 Introduction to Interpreting PG ...........
Credit Points 10 Level 7 This is a core unit for students in postgraduate coursework
programs in Interpreting and Translation. It introduces
Assumed Knowledge students to the theory and practice of Translation. Lectures
Proficiency in English and other language (LOTE) at native are held in English for students of all languages. The
or near-native level. tutorials are language specific in Arabic, Japanese,
Equivalent Units Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Thai or Vietnamese.
A1335 - Interpreting 1, A1336 - Interpreting 2, A3395 - 100919.2 Investigating Second Language
Introduction to Interpreting Acquisition
Incompatible Units
Credit Points 10 Level 7
100921 - Interpreting and Translation Theory
Assumed Knowledge
Special Requirements
Knowledge of a LOTE and/or some Linguistics and/or some
Students must be currently enrolled in a post graduate language teaching experience.
program.
Equivalent Units
...........
A7449 - Investigating Second Language Acquisition
This is the core unit for students in postgraduate
Special Requirements
coursework programs in Interpreting and Translation. It
introduces students to translation theory and practice of Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
Interpreting. Lectures are held in English for students of all ...........
languages. The tutorials are language specific in Arabic,
Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Korean, Thai or This is unit is intended for Linguistics Honours students as
Vietnamese. well as TESOL and Interpreting and Translation
Postgraduate students aiming to provide a focused
101899.1 Introduction to Pedagogical theoretical and research framework in the area of second
Leadership language acquisition (SLA) from a psycholinguistic
viewpoint. This unit widens the theoretical and
Credit Points 10 Level 7 methodological basis of students intending to undertake
Special Requirements further studies and/or research in the Linguistics and SLA
area and also serves the TESOL and languages teachers
Students must be enrolled in 1670 Bachelor of Education interested in applying SLA-based knowledge to language
(Birth - 5 Years), 1691 Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/ learning, pedagogy and classroom research.
Birth - 12 Years), 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to
Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12) or 1783 Master of Teaching 101802.1 Investigating with Mathematics,
(Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years). Science and Technology
...........
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Early childhood educators have a significant role in
Equivalent Units
providing the pedagogical leadership required to deliver
quality early childhood services for children and families. 101104 - Mathematics, Science & Technology 0-8

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 96

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

Special Requirements Special Requirements


Students must be enrolled in an Education program and Students must be enrolled in course 1640 - Master of Arts
must have completed a Working with Children Check or Translation and Interpreting Studies, 1687 - Master of Arts
Prohibited Employment Declaration. (Research Studies)/PhD, 2724 - Graduate Certificate in
Research Studies, 1777 Master of Interpreting and
........... Translation or 1780 Master of Arts Interpreting and
This unit aims to develop students’ critical and meaningful Translation Studies.
understanding of how mathematics, science and ...........
technology shape our lives and the world we live in. It will
extend students' understanding of the investigative nature This unit provides the opportunity for students in
of these areas, how they integrate and impact on each postgraduate Interpreting and Translation and Research
other and how they can be promoted in creative, positive, Studies programs to undertake an independent research
challenging and meaningful ways in the learning project. The topics for the projects are related to their
environment. This unit will foster students’ positive needs and interests in areas such as languages, linguistics,
disposition towards teaching and applying mathematics, translation and interpreting studies or teaching related
science and technology in diverse and multi-dimensional issues.
education settings for children aged birth to 12 years and
develop students' pedagogical expertise in mathematics, 102108.2 Leadership and Management
science and technology in early childhood and primary
school settings. It will also develop teaching practices in Credit Points 10 Level 7
this area, including the use of relevant pedagogical Equivalent Units
approaches and the Early Years Learning Framework
principles, practices and learning outcomes and the 101630 Managing Child and Family Services
relevant Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Special Requirements
Standards syllabus documents that align with the Australian Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching
Curriculum. Students must satisfactorily complete the (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years), 1670 Bachelor of Education
School of Education Numeracy TASK as part of the (Birth – 5 Years) or 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/
requirements of this unit. Birth-12 Years). Note: ). Students must have completed 40
credit points in 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) or
101854.1 Language and Linguistics 80 credit points in 1670 Bachelor of Education Birth – 5
Research Methods Years) to enrol in this unit.
Credit Points 10 Level 7 ...........
Equivalent Units In this unit students critically review the ethical, legal and
A7444 - Language and Linguistics Research Methods professional accountabilities of early childhood teaching
within a complex socio-political context. The conceptual
Special Requirements frames of pedagogical and community leadership afford the
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. opportunity to interrogate discourses associated with
advocacy, leadership and management across a range of
...........
settings. Students will explore dimensions of effective
This unit aims to help postgraduate students acquire the leadership and management practices and consider the
knowledge and skills to design and carry out a research efficacy of new and emerging policies and resources in the
project in the field of Languages and Linguistics (I.e. field.
Contrastive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language-in-
Education Planning, First and Second Language 102392.1 Leadership in Organisations
Acquisition, Interpreting and Translation, Discourse
Analysis and Descriptive Linguistics). It includes theoretical Credit Points 10 Level 7
| Units |
| Units |
| Units |
and practical work in specific areas of research in Special Requirements
Languages and Linguistics.
Students must be enrolled in 1792 Master of Social Work
(Qualifying)
101297.3 Languages and Linguistics Special
Project ...........
Credit Points 10 Level 7 This unit focuses on leadership in human service
organisations and the social and economic factors that
Assumed Knowledge influence and frame practice. Students in the unit will briefly
The student should be familiar with research design and review the contemporary political economic circumstances
procedures, as taught in units such as 101854 Language underpinning human services and the ongoing changes to
and Linguistics Research methods or be concurrently policy and practice. The unit will examine the idea of what
undertaking a research method unit. leadership is and present major leadership theories
relevant to the human services. The content will address
Equivalent Units contexts of leadership including setting organisational
100720 - TESOL Dissertation, 100726 - TESOL Internship, culture, situational leadership in relation to practice and
A7526 - Languages and Linguistics Dissertation people, management and governance and leading through
change. The unit will also examine trust, ethics and fairness

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 97

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

in leadership and leadership in difficult circumstances. The


emphasis of the unit will be to equip students with the 102487.1 Leading Science in the Primary
means to describe, question and reshape leadership School
practice.
Credit Points 10 Level 7
100701.1 Leadership, Mentoring and Assumed Knowledge
Professional Growth
A basic understanding of planning units of work, features of
Credit Points 10 Level 7 positive classroom environments, and outcomes of the
primary science syllabus is desirable.
...........
Special Requirements
Becoming a professional is a complex and intricate
process. Beyond adequate initial training (both theoretical Students must be enrolled in 1845 Graduate Certificate in
and the implementation of theory into practice) it takes a Primary Science Education.
commitment and undertaking to career-long learning and ...........
professional development. Such commitment and
undertaking need not be an isolated process. Educational The purpose of this unit is for students to engage in
leaders are available to assist in the promotion of leadership practices and theory associated with an expert
professional development. This unit provides leaders with primary science teacher. Students will evaluate curriculum
the understandings and strategies for implementing resources and consider strategies for integrating science
mentoring and professional development programs. with other disciplines in primary teaching contexts. Students
will develop their capacity for leading science professional
102161.1 Leading Change learning experiences and innovation to other educators.

Credit Points 10 Level 7 102158.1 Learning and Teaching in


Challenging Contexts
...........
This unit explores change and leadership through a range Credit Points 10 Level 7
of contexts. In this unit we critically analyse cultural, ...........
structural and political dimensions of change in
organisations, systems and communities. This unit is This unit involves the study of pedagogy in contexts
grounded in leadership models that feature collaborative regarded as challenging. The main focus will usually be on
and relationship enhancing approaches to enable the contexts of school and early childhood, but alternative
purposeful change. sites of education will also be studied as appropriate. The
definition of a challenging context will be considered with an
102323.1 Leading Mathematics in the emphasis on contexts of poverty. The unit explores
Primary School engaging pedagogies and unit will investigate specific
dilemmas for education. The unit will be structured around
Credit Points 10 Level 7 dilemmas and specific provocations.
Assumed Knowledge 100916.2 Legal Interpreting
Students must have either completed all core mathematics
units of the MTeach (Primary) program at UWS, or be a Credit Points 10 Level 7
fully qualified primary teacher. Assumed Knowledge
Special Requirements Bilingual competence in English and one of the languages
Students must be enrolled in 1809 Graduate Certificate in offered by the School.
Primary Mathematics or 1830 Graduate Certificate in Equivalent Units
Primary Mathematics Education
A7459 - Legal Interpreting
...........
Special Requirements
This unit provides an in-depth exploration of the required Students must be currently enrolled in a post graduate
mathematics knowledge for primary teaching and for program.
leading other teachers in their professional learning.
Students will explore and further develop their pedagogical ...........
content knowledge, applying it to the primary mathematics
curriculum. They will develop a deep understanding of Legal interpreting is a highly complex process that requires
specific mathematical content, the ways in which children specialised training in interpreting techniques, litigation
learn that content and appropriate, research based tactics, legal language and the legal system. This unit is a
pedagogies. compulsory unit for students in key postgraduate courses in
Interpreting and Translation. course. It can also be offered
to practising interpreters who wish to improve and perfect
their knowledge and skills in legal interpreting. It aims to
provide students with the theoretical background and the
opportunity to develop the interpreting skills necessary to
operate at the NAATI professional level as a court
interpreter. Lectures are held in English for students of all
languages. The tutorials are language specific in Arabic,

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 98

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Thai and


Vietnamese. Special Requirements
Students must have completed: 102375 Research Methods
101803.2 Literacy in the Early Years in the Creative Arts (20cpts);102376 Creativity, Theory and
Practice (20cpts);102377 Creative Arts Project, Seminar
Credit Points 10 Level 7 and Proposal (20cpts) and two 10cpt Master of Research
Corequisite electives. Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate
course.
102101.1 Diverse Literacies
...........
Equivalent Units
Students will work on a major project, demonstrating
101106 - Literacy 0-8
original, individual creative arts-based research in
Special Requirements theoretical and/or practical areas, with topics decided in
Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching consultation with their supervisors. The major project
(Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years) or 1783 Master of Teaching provides opportunities to work closely with their
(Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years) supervisors. Students will develop detailed and
sophisticated understandings, knowledge of research skills,
........... writing practices, and analysis through the production of
original work. Major research projects will take one of two
In this unit students investigate processes of speaking,
forms: either a thesis; or a substantial body of creative
listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing and
practical work with an accompanying exegesis and
creative and critical thinking across the prior to school and
documentation.
primary school years. The unit includes a focus on
strategies for supporting emergent literacy and for teaching 102151.1 Managing Challenging and Diverse
beginning readers, including strategies for working with
children who are learning Standard Australian English as
Behaviour
an additional language or dialect. There is a strong focus Credit Points 10 Level 7
on the role of the educator in assessing children’s language
and literacy learning and planning experiences and lessons Equivalent Units
that extend learning. 101028 - Behaviour Management
100925.2 Literary Translation Special Requirements
Students must be enrolled in 1720 Master of Inclusive
Credit Points 10 Level 7 Education or 1721 Graduate Certificate in Inclusive
Assumed Knowledge Education. Students are required to complete a Working
with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance
Proficiency in English and one other language (LOTE) at number. Students will need to: i. Access the NSW Office of
native or near-native level. the Children’s Guardian website and complete an online
Equivalent Units application form to generate an application number. ii.
A7463 - Literary Translation Present an application number and identification to a NSW
Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to
Special Requirements issuance by mail of a Working with Children Check number.
Students must be bilingual in the language combinations iii. Email the letter with a valid Working With Children
offered by the school. Students must be enrolled in a Check number to enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au.
postgraduate course. Where students already have a current Working with
Children Check evidence of this must be submitted as
........... above.
This unit aims to develop in students an appreciation of ...........
different literary genres in English and in their other | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
language (LOTE) with an emphasis on stylistic and cultural This unit provides professionals with the skills to
issues to provide a basis for literary translation. The unit will successfully and systemically manage challenging
cover literary translation theory and introduce relevant behaviours exhibited by individuals in classrooms, early
strategies to be applied in practice. The class will be non- childhood, or other educational settings. This unit will focus
language specific, but students will be expected to work on managing critical features of the environment to
from and into their language other than English. encourage positive behaviours and prevent challenging
behaviours from occurring. Intervention strategies are also
102378.1 Major Research Project developed to address significant negative behavioural
challenges when preventative measures are ineffective.
Credit Points 40 Level 7 Professionals will develop competencies in identifying and
analysing problem behaviours and designing suitable
Prerequisite management plans. Such skills will be helpful to either
102375.1 Research Methods in the Creative Arts AND professionals working directly with individuals with
102376.1 Creativity: Theory and Practice AND 102377.1 additional needs, or as consultants supporting those who
Creative Arts Project, Seminar and Proposal provide direct support to individuals with challenging and
diverse behaviours.

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 99

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

101633.2 Managing Cities: History and 102401.1 Masters Project in Philosophy


Theory
Credit Points 40 Level 7
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Special Requirements
Equivalent Units Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. Year 1
101310 - Metropolitan Structures: Cities in Transformation (coursework) of the Master of Arts in Continental
Philosophy (80 credit points)
...........
...........
This unit concerns philosophical thought and critical
thinking in public planning. It develops an understanding of In this unit, those enrolled in the MA in Continental
planning theories and examines past and present trends in Philosophy will write a minor thesis on a research question
this area. It reviews the theoretical frameworks for an in philosophy. For this project, the students will be
insight into planning processes and analyses the economic, supervised by one or two members of staff working in
spatial and socio-political dimensions of activities involved. philosophy.

102040.2 Master of Social Science Thesis 102321.1 Mathematics for Contemporary


Learners
Credit Points 40 Level 7
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Prerequisite
102175.1 Research in the Social Sciences AND 102179.1 Assumed Knowledge
Theories of the Social Students must have either completed all core mathematics
units of the 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary) program at
Corequisite Western Sydney University, or be an accredited primary
102177.1 Advanced Social Research Methods teacher.
Special Requirements Special Requirements
Students must be enrolled in 1770 Master of Social Science Students must be enrolled in 1809 Graduate Certificate in
or 1712 Master of Planning and have successfully Primary Mathematics or 1830 Graduate Certificate in
completed 80 credit points including units 102175 Research Primary Mathematics Education
in the Social Sciences & 102179 Theories of the Social.
...........
...........
In this unit students will explore issues relating to the
This yearlong unit requires the completion of a research teaching and learning of mathematics in the contemporary
thesis and associated activities. The purpose of this unit is primary classroom. These issues will include promoting
the completion of a research study building on the research positive dispositions of learners, engaging pedagogies and
units so far completed in the core units of the Master of developing creative and critical thinking for critical
Social Science. Students will work with a supervisor to numeracy. Students will explore theory relating to the
frame, conceptualise, conduct and complete a research integration of information and communication technologies
study and present a final research thesis. in the mathematics classroom including the development of
teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
102255.1 Masters Project (TPACK).
Credit Points 40 Level 7 101745.2 Media Project Production
Incompatible Units Credit Points 20 Level 7
101839 - Masters Project
Assumed Knowledge
Special Requirements
Broad understanding of convergent media forms and
Students must have successfully completed 80 credit processes; specific knowledge of project development
points in the MA in Literature and Creative Writing or including concept and design development.
submit equivalent approved academic credit.
Prerequisite
...........
101423.2 Media Project Proposal
The Masters Project is the culmination of the Master of Arts
Equivalent Units
in Literature and Creative Writing. Students will build up to
being able to complete a long written project. For many 101424 - Media Production
students this will be a creative project (creative writing, or Special Requirements
related media including music). This involves both the
creative work (normally 11,000 words) along with an Students must have previously developed a convergent
'exegesis' that offers a critical overview of the ideas within it media concept in unit 101423 Media Project Proposal.
(4,000 words). Other students might choose to write a long Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
critical essay in literary studies (15,000 words). There is no ...........
class work; rather, students work individually with a
supervisor with significant expertise in the area in This unit offers an individual, or group of, student(s) the
researching and writing their Project. opportunity to develop, produce and evaluate a Media

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 100

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

Project developed in the Media Project Proposal Unit. The


project production will cover implementation and evaluation ...........
issues relevant to media products. The final product is This unit aims to develop students' skills and knowledge in
intended to be a significant new media project prototype. interpreting at the Professional level (formerly NAATI Level
Individual students can negotiate the project of their choice, 3) through the modes of dialogue interpreting, consecutive
but this should be based on the Media Project Proposal (or interpreting, simultaneous interpreting and sight translation
equivalent) developed in the Spring Semester, or first half in the domain of health services.
of semester if you are a full time student. A 5,000 word
report forms part of the assessment. 101743.2 Mobile Media
101423.3 Media Project Proposal Credit Points 10 Level 7

Credit Points 20 Level 7 Special Requirements


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
Assumed Knowledge
Broad understanding of convergent media forms and ...........
processes. The proliferation of the mobile device and the evolution of
Special Requirements mobile networks has profoundly changed the social and
interpersonal sphere and the global media landscape. This
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. unit combines both theory and practice to engage with
........... Mobile Communications and Society: the cultural, family
and interpersonal consequences of mobile communication
This unit offers each student the opportunity to develop a and its effect on every day life, social cohesion, political and
detailed convergent media project proposal to the proof of economic activities, social development and change, and
concept/pilot stage in response to a chosen brief. Projects Mobile Media: current media production and distribution
may be for television, online delivery or cross platform platforms, practices and trends. This unit includes the
delivery. The project proposal will cover background production of content for distribution via mobile devices.
research, precedent research and case studies, experience
specification/treatment, production issues and pitch to 102283.1 Multicultural Nonverbal
industry professionals. The objective is to provide a detailed Communication
specification for the Media Project Production unit that
follows. Credit Points 10 Level 7

102521.1 Media Research Project Special Requirements


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.
Credit Points 20 Level 7
...........
Prerequisite
This unit introduces students to the interdisciplinary fields of
101962.1 Researching Convergent Media
linguistics, communication and cultural semiotics. It builds
Special Requirements links between these areas of studies and beyond, which
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. provide students with knowledge of how human beings use
nonverbal communication systems and channels to achieve
........... effective communication in intercultural and multicultural
contexts. This unit covers three key perspectives, including
This research-focused unit enables students to develop
paralinguistics, proxemics and kinesics. Authentic audio
and produce a major work on a convergent media subject
and visual materials are used to facilitate students'
and theme, such as: communications and design theories
awareness of the multidimensional process in which people
and practices, data visualisation, content creation for
communicate verbally and nonverbally simultaneously. It
convergent media, and digital humanities. The unit will
also helps enhance their sensitivity when they interact with
cover methods for designing and implementing an | Units |
| Units |
| Units |
people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
academic or practice-based research project through
workshops and exercises. Students may be introduced to 100910.3 Music Therapy Method
techniques for: differentiating appropriate research
methodologies; integrating research techniques into the Credit Points 10 Level 7
planning and creation of a research project; field research,
action research and research-creation; devising a literature Equivalent Units
review and constructing a logical argument; and critical 56152 - Professional Practice (PG)
reading.
Special Requirements
100922.2 Medical Interpreting (PG) Students must be enrolled in 1650 Master of Creative
Music Therapy.
Credit Points 10 Level 7
...........
Equivalent Units
Music Therapy Method provides a background to the
A7460 - Medical Interpreting
historical development and theoretical underpinnings of
Special Requirements music therapy worldwide with an emphasis on Creative
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. Music Therapy. Normal human development through the

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Handbook , 2017


Arts Schools - Postgraduate
This file was created on 22/03/2017 11:55:25 AM. Please check the online handbook for changes made after this date.

Page 101

Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com


Western Sydney University

lifespan is looked at in depth paralleled with studies of


developmental disability and other conditions. Culture, ...........
gender, race, legislation, religion and socio-economics are Through a combination of music therapy skill development
examined as they relate to the place of music therapy in and clinical placement, this unit engages students in the
society. The fundamental principles of self-care for music study of improvisation, instrumental playing, repertoire,
therapy practitioners and students are addressed. song writing, voice work and composition illustrated with
advanced case material. The clinical placement introduces
100911.5 Music Therapy Professional students to the practice of music therapy with younger
Practice clients, observing and working with a Registered Music
Therapist (RMT).
Credit Points 10 Level 7
Special Requirements 100912.4 Music Therapy Theory and
Students must be enrolled in 1650 Master of Creative
Practice 1
Music Therapy. Credit Points 10 Level 7
........... Prerequisite
This unit provides students with professional skills in 100910.3 Music Therapy Method
academic, clinical and report writing plus professional
presentation skills. Introduced are the philosophical Special Requirements
principles, techniques and evaluation in Creative Music Students must be enrolled in enrolled in 1650 Master of
Therapy. Students are also introduced to receptive Creative Music Therapy. This unit is not available as an
methods of music therapy professional practice as well as elective because of the specific nature of clinical work
being given a background to professional research writing. included in the program.
Aspects of self-care for music therapy practitioners and
...........
students are addressed.
This unit examines contemporary psychological theories
101445.4 Music Therapy Skills 1 underpinning different approaches to music therapy with
the specific focus on their implications for Creative Music
Credit Points 20 Level 7 Therapy and students will conduct a literature review of one
Special Requirements of these approaches. Musical language and vlinical
approach of Creative Music Therapy is discussed and the
Students must be enrolled in 1650 Master of Creative analysis of music for therapeutic purposes is explored.
Music Therapy. Criminal Record Check appli