The four year Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degree is an AASW-accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). The Bachelor of Social Work provides education in social work that is informed by a critical understanding of the social science disciplines and orientated to the professional values and practices of the social work profession. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on social justice, human rights, and on achieving the best possible outcomes for the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of the community.

Course Fee:


International: $94,496

Entry Requirements:

ACT Prerequisites: English Major (142+) or English as an Additional Language (142+); NSW Prerequisites: English (Advanced) or English (Standard)(Band 4) or English as a Second Language (Band 4); QLD Prerequisites: English (4,SA).

Structure:

320 credit points. Field Education Placement is a core element and a major part of a student's development of a professional identity. It provides an opportunity for students to observe, question and model social work behaviour and to translate Social Work Theory into practice, and to apply knowledge drawn from other subjects. The course includes a total of 1000 hours of supervised field education and training over the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of the course. Students will also undertake 50 hours of Community Engagement experience in other units of study.

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Further information:

ACU Bachelor of Social Work graduates are regarded by employers as 'ready' to begin social work practice in a variety of areas such as community development, group work, family work, case-management, policy analysis and development, research, social action and program planning. Social workers may also work in different areas of practice such as: Family work; Youth and child welfare services; Medical and health services; Disability services; Psychiatric and general mental health; Community services; Aged care; Income support; Mediation; Research.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Social Work degree is an AASW-accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). All graduates of the course are eligible for membership of the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 8 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 8 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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