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What will I learn?

What to expect

A Bachelor of Social Work from JCU provides you with the practical skills and experience to begin a rewarding career, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, International and tropical communities.

Learn how to promote positive relationships and champion a just and equitable society. You will study core subjects including social welfare with families and children, cross-cultural practice, eco-social justice, psychology and mental health. Benefit from passionate educators, state-of-the-art social research technology and real-world case studies with an emphasis on sustainability and advocacy.

Apply your theoretical knowledge to extensive field placements in your third and fourth years. Learn from leading social workers and build effective relationships with diverse cultures, including rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You could also participate in field trips to India and Thailand.

JCU Social Work graduates are confident, high-achieving professionals with the skillset to succeed in a rewarding global workforce.

Graduates of this course are eligible for full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Honours

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degree is available for high-achieving students. It consists of extra study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees.

Career Opportunities

JCU Social Work graduates are equipped to advocate for social justice and change in a broad range of environments.

Graduates pursue careers in Australia and overseas in aged care, public housing, child welfare, Government agencies, drug and alcohol support, domestic violence, Indigenous health, not-for-profit groups, education, private and public hospitals, and more.

You could find employment as a child protection officer, mental health counsellor, health policy officer, health services manager, social worker, youth work, or school counsellor.

Social workers can be involved in supporting individuals, groups and communities to respond and adapt to a changing climate.

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

CRICOS

010351E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,080.00 (16,29,469) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

James Cook University

Douglas campus,

1 James Cook Drive,

DOUGLAS,

Queensland,

4814, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,080.00 (16,29,469) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,

TOWNSVILLE CITY,

Queensland,

4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. IB Diploma - 24, 26, 30, 34. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course Prerequisites: English (4,SA)

IELTS - 7.0 (no component lower than 6.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 94 (no component less than 23); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 65 (no component less than 58).

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

James Cook University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Sarina Russo Institute
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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 250 of universities in the world
  • Rated as “world-class or better” in 83% areas of research
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills