Why study social work online?
Work to address social problems and human rights issues in your community.
Understand the underlying ethical foundations you’ll require as a social worker. Get set for work with community groups, government departments and not-for-profits.
Study advocacy and leadership, social justice, applied counselling, law and social policy.
Studying social work online means that you can fit your study around your job, whether that’s existing work in the field, or something you’re looking to transition from.
Social work highlights
- Develop your communication skills.
- Work to improve the lives of people in your community.
- Engage with behavioural science.
Social work specialisations
- Dispute resolution and mediation.
- Analyse policies and services.
- Build your project management skills.
Study social work
Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)
- Major Subjects
Social work student stories
Emma’s storyShe's here for a purpose.
Does pay or passion drive you?Making values-based career decisions.
Debbie's story"It’s been a journey."
Why study online through OUA?
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We can guide you in your selection from 330+ degrees, and 1,780+ subjects, from leading Australian unis.
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We offer single undergraduate subjects from full degrees without any entry requirements.
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Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish faster.
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Enrol through us, and graduate with exactly the same university degree as on-campus students.
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During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.
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We won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. Choose to take a single subject, or combine your work as part of a degree.