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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Bachelor

This course prepares you for employment in a diverse and changing field, in which your capacity to transfer knowledge and skills across contexts will be essential.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Course Code
BUSOCWRK2000, 000706K
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year
International Fees
$42,000 per year
ATAR
80

About this course

This course prepares you for employment in a diverse and changing field, in which your capacity to transfer knowledge and skills across contexts will be essential.

You can change lives for the better through a broad variety of work with vulnerable children, people with disabilities, refugees, senior citizens, victims of war or crime and families affected by drugs or alcohol.

This internationally recognised four-year program allows you to qualify as a professional social worker while also taking two years of tertiary studies in other areas of interest such as sociology, diversity studies or gender studies.

Combining studies in social policy and social work, you will develop skills to promote social change, problem solve in human relationships, and empower and liberate people to enhance wellbeing. You will gain strong negotiating skills, a nuanced understanding of cultural contexts and sensitivity to various religious beliefs.

In the last two years of the degree you will undertake two fieldwork placements over 140 days, supervised by highly skilled and experienced practitioners. These placements provide the opportunity to apply your knowledge and gain hands-on experience working in different and dynamic environments.

Entry requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Credit for previous study
Credit equivalent to 48 credit points in the Bachelor of Social Work is given for a full year of undergraduate study in any field or for a completed Diploma in Community Services or equivalent. Further credit is assessed individually.

Inherent requirements for programs in social work
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, the Sydney School of Education and Social Work has identified inherent requirements for coursework-award courses in social work. In order to successfully complete such a course, students must possess these qualities and skills (PDF).

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Social Work courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
72.5%
Overall satisfaction
84.1%
Skill scale
55.1%
Teaching scale
66.3%
Employed full-time
$67k
Average salary