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.
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
2 Years (Masters) or 4 years (Bachelor)
February and July
Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
From $23,800 per year (Masters) and From $19,000 per year (Bachelors)
The Course Details
Potential Career Pathways:
- Social work
- Aged care
- Health services
- Youth work
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).
Get in Touch
Phone 0755 265 900
Gold Coast Office
2575 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4215
Call us 02039 483 865