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Bachelor of Social Work

About this course

Understand your calling. Lead a successful career in social work.

You’re passionate, you see the opportunities and you want to make a positive difference in your community. Our Bachelor of Social Work gives you deep insight into why we behave the way we do and strategies to help guide people in need.

Your passion for helping others will pave the way for many rewarding health and welfare career paths, where demand continues to grow. 

 

This includes mental health, community welfare, women and migrant services, and corrections and justice.

The course includes two field education placements totaling 1,000 hours, helping you graduate with applied skills.

What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Social Work.

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Psychology of Health and Wellness
  • Development Psychology
  • Social Work Theories
  • Cultural Diversity
  • International Social Work
  • Interpersonal, Family and Structural Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Indigenous Social Work
  • Ageing and Disability Social Work

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

28 units

For more information see the full course guide

Course Guide

This course is comprised of a number of core and elective units. Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your degree. 

Electives are a range of units that give you the chance to

 

 study specific topics you might be interested in. You still need to complete a set number of elective units to graduate. 

This includes 1,000 hours of student placement

Admission Criteria

Domestic student
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 21 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

Please note that if you don’t meet the above criteria, you are welcome to apply for the  CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) or CHC50413 

International student
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 18 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Diploma or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit aasw.asn.au

 

Apply or find out more

Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete.

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