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Bachelor of Social Work

Promote the social welfare of individuals, families, groups and communities through empowering them to access to support programs and services. Examine psychology within social welfare practice, the determinants that lead to deviance and crime, and the socio-cultural elements that can influence welfare and social justice. Learn from experts in the field as you complete 1000 hours of placement and professional experience.

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Social Work

Experience has no substitute

Gain practical experience through 1,000 hours of placements

5 Stars

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Social Work

Location

Some compulsory on-campus attendance is required for online students.

Commencing

  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July

Fees

$12,381.00+

+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load


Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Duration

4 years full-time

Entry Requirements

ATAR 62

English (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311099
  • 311091
  • 321091

Course detail

Real stories

  • Headshot of JCU Bachelor of Social Work student Brodie Kuhn.

    Student

    Brodie Kuhn

    Bachelor of Social Work

    JCU offers a Social Work curriculum that’s up-to-date on national and international social change and development issues. There’s also the opportunity to put theory into practice during field placements.

  • Studied Bachelor of Social Work

    Alumni

    Wesley Bennet

    Bachelor of Social Work

    I work at ACT for Kids as a social worker and therapist. I come from an Aboriginal family – I’m the first person in my family to go to university. Studying Social Work was great because it gave me the opportunity to work with other Indigenous families. This career is so rewarding and interesting. You won’t regret it.

  • A headshot of JCU Bachelor of Social Work lecturer Alice Scott

    Lecturer

    Alice Scott

    Bachelor of Social Work

    Social work is really dynamic, and graduates can work with people from different backgrounds and cultures. They begin to understand the human experience of life. At JCU, our point of difference is getting to know your lecturers. Being able to meet with them on-campus for support is unique and valuable to our students.

  • North Queensland President, Australian Association of Social Workers

    Employer

    Ross Murray

    North Queensland President, Australian Association of Social Workers

    Employing and working alongside JCU Social Work graduates has been a seamless process of securing well trained and supported graduates. The standout attributes we have observed with graduates in our workplace is the level of preparedness and readiness to provide productive clinical services on start of employment.