Bachelor of Social Work
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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As Australia’s #1 university for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2022), University of Southern Queensland is the right place to make real progress. Regardless of your education history, your age or your aspirations, at UniSQ you’ll be inspired by quality learning experiences matched with top resources and research. Having delivered distance and online learning for over 40+ years, UniSQ supports you to learn at your own pace—exactly how it suits you.
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What you'll learn
On completion of this program students should be able to:
- Apply a synthesis of relevant evidence-informed knowledge, theory and skills in order to authentically practice as a Social Worker who privileges the voice, agency and human worth of all global citizens.
- Articulate, embrace and draw on advanced communication skills when building relationships with individuals, groups and communities, inclusive of oral and written skills but also information technologies.
- Co-develop, work collaboratively and actively contribute to respectful and just relationships with individuals, families and communities, ensuring cultural safety, environmental justice and well-being.
- Assemble engagement and intervention strategies at micro, meso and macro levels that critically respond to social need using socio-political analysis and anti-oppressive practice; driving activism for social justice and human rights utilising critical theories, critical analysis and contextual knowledge.
- Celebrate and promote diversity and difference in society as evidenced by authentic Social Work practice that disrupts, actively challenges, and redresses violence, discrimination, stigma, social exclusion and othering.
- Design, integrate, implement, and evaluate research that informs and shapes critical Social Work practice, community development and societal engagement in search of a just society that demonstrates genuine respect for human rights and well-being.
Graduate with the knowledge, skills and an ethical practice framework that enables you to deliver social work services in areas such as child protection, youth justice, domestic and family violence, mental health services, disability support, hospitals and health care, sexual assault services, asylum seekers and refugee support, community services and schools. Social Work leads to careers in agencies and services that provide opportunities for working with individuals and families in the community but your degree will also enable you to work towards societal change through advocacy, policy development and evaluation, and legislative input.
The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) under the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). UniSQ graduates from the Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) will be eligible to apply for membership of the AASW.
ATAR/Selection Rank + English Language Proficiency
Credit for previous study or work
Become a practice-ready graduate practitioner and be a catalyst for change, dedicated to achieving social justice, inclusion and wellbeing. You will build the skills you need to work clinically with individuals and families; co-develop community solutions to address inequalities and structural disadvantage; and advocate for justice through policy and legislative change. Extending beyond the delivery of traditional social work, as a UniSQ graduate you will be an excellent communicator, be able to comprehensively assess individual and community needs, problem solve, advocate for human rights and social justice, navigate complex services and systems, and contribute to policy development and evaluation.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Enrolment Pattern for this program will be updated soon. In the meantime, please submit your contact details below for us to reach out and discuss the program further.
Completion of 32 units as outlined in the Recommended Study Pattern section.