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What will I learn?

Become a skilled social worker with the ability to nurture people’s self-reliance and problem-solving abilities. If you have always cared about others, this degree gives you an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals, families, groups and communities.

Through a mix of world-class research and theory, Western's Bachelor of Social Work gives you the valuable skills and knowledge you need to help people deal with personal and social problems, either directly or by planning and carrying out programs that will benefit groups or communities. It prepares you to enter the workforce in a range of sectors, including private or government agencies, welfare support organisations, community groups or in health.

In addition to social research and theory, this course emphasises practical skills to make you job-ready by undertaking more than 1,000 hours of supervised field work. As a result, you will graduate with confidence in your abilities, and highly sought-after workplace skills as a professional social worker.

Your career: With a Bachelor of Social Work, there are so many ways to influence the world you'll live in; Take on an exciting research role; Influence the development of social policy; Champion the vulnerable through social advocacy and activism; Get involved in Human Services and help Improve aged care, communities, education providers and transport services.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

CRICOS

013975D

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (14,04,711) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 March 2022

Venue

Western Sydney University

Parramatta South Campus,

Victoria Road,

RYDALMERE,

New South Wales,

2116, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (14,04,711) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 March 2022

Venue

Liverpool City Campus

100 Macquarie Street,

LIVERPOOL,

New South Wales,

2170, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate in or outside Australia; International Baccalaureate in Australia; New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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