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What will I learn?

Want to help people? Feel passionate about social justice and human rights - then social work is the right profession for you.

On your way to a satisfying career, you will study specialised social work courses, society and social arrangements, human behaviour and development, human services provision and counselling approaches and techniques to name a few core study areas.

You will complete two 500 hour field placements in your degree. Field placements give you the chance to put your academic knowledge and skills into practice, develop new ones and sample social work practice in the real world.

You will be supervised by a qualified social worker for the duration of your field placements.

In some situations, it may be possible to negotiate a workplace-based field placement.

Placements will be sourced in your area of choice where possible. Students living in remote or rural areas may have limited choices depending on the availability of organisations within their local area and may have to travel.

You will become highly proficient in all core areas of social work theory and practice, develop critical thinking and reflective skills and be prepared for practice grounded in the values and ethics of the profession - social justice, diversity, equity and a commitment to the rights and needs of the people with whom you work.

Honours

Honours is available for this degree. Students who have completed the first two years of a relevant Bachelor degree with an appropriate Grade Point Average (GPA) and who meet the other requirements for admission to Honours have the opportunity to undertake a research project with supervision provided by an experienced researcher.

My career opportunities

Graduates of Griffith University's Bachelor of Social Work are ethical and innovative thinkers, effective communicators, problem solvers, change facilitators and leaders. The social work program prepares you for a wide range of social work roles that involve practice with individuals, families and communities.

You may consider careers in child protection, youth work, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, youth and adult offending, disability, hospital and community health settings, mental health, community development work, employment and income support, counselling, aged care, work with migrants and refugees, policy planning and development, management and administration, research, and even private practice.

There are so many flexible career paths in social work. Social workers are employed in government and non-government agencies and found wherever inequality and social problems exist.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

056919A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,500.00 (16,05,005) per year

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

Application deadline

31 January 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Venue

Logan Campus

68 University Drive,

MEADOWBROOK,

Queensland,

4131, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,500.00 (16,05,005) per year

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

Application deadline

31 January 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The University's Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy will apply: Applicants for this Honours program must have successfully completed the Bachelors degree (or equivalent).

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are: A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0 and English test results must be no more than two years old.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
  • Canadore College
  • Sarina Russo Institute
  • NIET Group - Charlton Brown
  • Confederation College
  • Durham College
  • Open Universities Australia
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  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
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