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Bachelor of Social Work

Undergraduate | SCU-SWK-DEG | 2024

Get professionally accredited and become a social worker

Study sociology and welfare theory, develop counselling and case management skills, and get to know Indigenous world-views. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped to help individuals and families with housing, rehabilitation, and disability services.

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Online & on-campus
100% online
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4 years full time or part time equivalent
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Bachelor of Social Work

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be prepared to practise as social workers in government and non-government positions in fields such as health, child protection, disability services, housing services, youth work, aged care, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, community development, mental health services, and domestic violence services.

Professional recognition

This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards. As a new course in 2021, it has provisional accreditation and will be rolled out incrementally with the 4th year units becoming available in 2024.

Career outlook

Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Social Workers:
$75K to $93K
Welfare Support Workers:
$75K to $93K
Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers:
$75K to $93K

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