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What will I learn?

Social workers are passionate about working with individuals, families, and communities to identify strategies that can facilitate progressive change. They understand how social, political, economic, environmental and cultural factors can impact wellbeing. Human rights and social justice are at the heart of social work; advocating to eliminate inequality and discrimination is a key role. Social workers respond to a wide range of social issues including family conflict, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, poverty and financial difficulties, homelessness, mental health issues, substance use, grief and loss, disability and eco-social work.

Double degrees

Combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study. A double degree allows you to specialise in two fields and pursue different interest areas, gaining a broader range of skills and knowledge, and giving you a competitive advantage and greater career flexibility.

Consider the following double degree with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology):

Social Work: combine psychology and social work to work in community services, counselling and family-centred intervention, mental health services, drug and alcohol intervention, or disability services.

You will develop the knowledge, skills and values to work towards social justice and social change in complex environments. You will graduate job ready, with 1,000 hours of professional placement that allows you to explore career paths that include direct support services, advocacy services and policy development. Our students also have the unique opportunity to work alongside health professionals at QUT Health Clinics to deliver important services to the local community who are accessing the low-vision optometry clinic. Placements may also be completed in rural and remote communities, or overseas.

During this course, you will have the flexibility to choose five elective units in key areas of practice. Options include domestic violence, Indigenous health, child protection and family practice, and international social work practice. You may also be able to complete electives in complementary areas such as public health or psychology and counselling.

You will be taught by experienced social workers and human services professionals who have a proud history of providing services to vulnerable communities from a foundation of respect, social justice and human rights. They have distinguished careers in clinical work, political activism and advocacy, education and research.

Highlights

Complete elective units in domestic violence, Indigenous health, child protection and family practice, and international social work practice.
Complete 1,000 hours of professional placement including opportunities to travel overseas.
Graduates receive international recognition as social worker and are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
For graduates of a bachelor degree which includes the equivalent of at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences, consider the 2 year Master of Social Work.

Career outcomes

This is an internationally recognised qualification and graduates may find employment locally, nationally, or overseas. Social workers may work in hospitals and community health care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health and social services, disability, child protection, youth work, criminal justice, family support and counselling, employment and legal services, and refugee well being.

Possible careers

Aged Services Worker
Child Protection Officer
Corrective Services Officer
Health Policy Officer
Health Services Manager
Human Services Practitioner
Social Scientist
Social Worker
Youth Worker

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

063034B

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,900.00 (US$ 24,440) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,

KELVIN GROVE,

Queensland,

4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must full fill the equivalent of below given Australian entry qualifications: Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

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

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