Study Social Work

This program equips you with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical foundations for social work practice in contemporary social policy and human service contexts.

Course Overview

Social Work courses are available at a Bachelor or Masters level. The Bachelor of Social Work is a 4 year program. The Master of Social Work is an academically advanced 2-year post-qualifying degree that builds on the prior knowledge and experiences that students bring to their studies.

The bachelor program allows entry for those who have completed a minimum of secondary school in their home country. The Masters of Social Work is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with some social and behavioural science components. Students in both programs will be prepared to make a meaningful contribution to people and communities as a dynamic professional social worker.

The program develops critically reflective and analytical practitioners, equipping students with innovative knowledge and skills to undertake social action, counselling, community development, policy analysis and development, advocacy and research to work with people individually and collectively for change.

The Bachelor or Master of Social Work has been developed to provide practical skills in areas such as:

  • Advanced social research
  • Engaging effectively with Aboriginal people
  • Ethical social work practise in complex contexts
  • Mental health and social work
  • Children, youth and families: challenges, critique and change



Course Duration

2 Years (Masters) or 4 years (Bachelor) 


Intake Dates

February and July


Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne


From $23,800 per year (Masters) and From $19,000 per year (Bachelors)


The Course Details

Graduate Outcome 

Potential Career Pathways:

  • Social work
  • Aged care
  • Health services
  • Youth work
  • Counselling

Graduates will be eligible for membership to the AASW and to practice as professional social workers. Membership to the AASW enables you to apply to become a mental health accredited practitioner, which attracts a Medicare rebate for private practitioners. 

Common Course Requirements

Bachelor Entry Requirements

– Completed year 12 or secondary school

– IELT’s score (or equivalent test) of 6.5

Masters Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a relevant 3-year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) that includes the equivalent of at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences (studies of the individual and society). This is the minimum entry requirement as set out by the ASWEAS guidelines (2012).

    Education Pathways

    Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
    Graduate Visa - Pathway To Aus

    Graduate Visa

    The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university or certain vocational graduates to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.


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    Contact details

    Give us a call

    Australia: 0755 265 900
    Argentina: (11) 7368 - 8134
    New Zealand: 0800 886071
    United Kingdom: 02039 483 865
    Philippines: 63 917 102 4913

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    Gold Coast Office

    Shop 9/ 2563 Gold Coast Highway,
    Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4218

    UK Office

    Down Under Centre, 48 Haven Green
    London, W5 2NX, United Kingdom

    Study Social Work was last modified: June 26th, 2021 by Nick Yock