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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Bachelor of Social Work

  • Bachelor

The Bachelor of Social Work provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals, families, groups and communities.

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4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
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About this course

The Bachelor of Social Work provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals, families, groups and communities. In particular, students will gain practical skills to work effectively and safely with communities in situations where resources are limited due to geographic location (remoteness), social circumstances, emergency situations or regional disaster. Themes running through the course include multi-disciplinary practice, cross cultural practice and working in virtual contexts. Students will exit the four year program with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and with practical skills based on the entry/application requirements of organisations a diverse range of human services including child protection, income support, community health, community development, counselling, youth work, mental health, hospital social work, school counsellor (NT) and corrections.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. Essential Requirements Criminal History Check Students must have cleared a Criminal History Check before they can undertake field placements. Additionally, students will be required to obtain a working with children check relevant to their home state. Students unable to complete field placements will be unable to complete the requirements of the course. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Social Work courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
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Employed full-time
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