Bachelor of Social Work

CQUniversity Australia

This course enables students to be recognised as a professional and eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers. Over the course of four years, students will develop an understanding of the practice methods, skills, knowledge and values of the social work profession. With an emphasis on problem-based learning, they will gain valuable experience in critical and reflective thinking and practice. Students will have the opportunity to complete 2 field education placements where they will begin to apply their developing knowledge and skills and see in-practice examples of theory. This degree ensures students are equipped with the skills, knowledge and values to assist the most vulnerable and marginalised members of the communities to achieve the best outcomes.

Course Fee:


International: $101,568

Entry Requirements:

QTAC: English (4/SA); UAC: English (Standard) (Band 2); VTAC: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English. English language requirements apply.

Structure:

28 units (192 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Study Pathways:

Exit award: Bachelor of Human Services; Associate Degree of Human Services. Interim award: Bachelor of Human Services; Associate Degree of Human Services.

Further information:

Students are required to attend a minimum of 20 days residential school attendance throughout the course. The course incorporates two compulsory 13 week and 16 week unpaid field education experiences in Years 3 and 4. Recommended study: Studies of Society, Community work, Information Technology literacy. To find out more about CQUniversity's English language requirements visit www.cqu.edu.au/elp.

Recognition:

All discipline plans of this course are accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online Study No info Yes Online
Online Study No info Yes Part time 8 years
Online Study No info Yes Full time 4 years

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