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University of New England (UNE)

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Bachelor of Social Work

  • Bachelor

The Bachelor of Social Work provides graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker, an occupation that the Australian government predicts will continue to experience very strong growth.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
064581M
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jun
Fees
$6,560 per year / $26,240 total
ATAR
73

About this course

The Bachelor of Social Work provides graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker, an occupation that the Australian government predicts will continue to experience very strong growth. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. UNE social work graduates typically work with disadvantaged and marginalised individuals, groups, and communities using a social justice and trauma-informed framework in counselling, advocacy, and community development to enhance people's health and well-being. Social workers address barriers, inequality and injustices faced by many groups, particularly those who are socially excluded. UNE's social work program embraces a framework that examines the dynamic interaction of human behaviour and complex social interactions and institutions. Covering all the core requirements of an accredited professional social work degree, the Bachelor of Social Work at UNE emphasises practice in rural and complex community environments, and focuses on rights-based practice, mental health, Indigenous peoples, child protection and the law. The course incorporates 1000 hours of professional fieldwork placement supervised by experienced practitioners in diverse social work settings locally and overseas. Students can suit their own learning needs and choose to study either on campus or online, with periodic compulsory intensive face-to-face classes for students who learn by distance.

Entry requirements

A candidate shall:(a) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma or an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma qualification from: a Vocational Education Training (VET) Community Services Package; or from a Vocational Education Training (VET) Health Training Package in one of the following areas: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice; Nursing. For more information go to http://training. gov. au; or(b) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures). All students must meet the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule. Recommended studies: any two units of English. A candidate shall:(a) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma or an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma qualification from: a Vocational Education Training (VET) Community Services Package; or from a Vocational Education Training (VET) Health Training Package in one of the following areas: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice; Nursing. For more information go to http://training. gov. au; or(b) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures). All students must meet the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule. Recommended studies: any two units of English.

Study locations

Online

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Social Work courses at University of New England (UNE).
73.7%
Overall satisfaction
75.4%
Skill scale
60.7%
Teaching scale
90.5%
Employed full-time
$64k
Average salary