Bachelor of Social Work

Deakin University

A degree in social work gives you the skills to enhance the wellbeing of people, taking into account the influence of policy, socio-economic factors and social justice issues. You will also become familiar with a range of social research methods and learn how to design and conduct research directly relevant to social work practice. The Bachelor of Social Work has a particular emphasis on human rights, anti-oppressive practice and the importance of critical reflection. You will graduate with the professional recognition and the training you need to launch a rewarding career. With a strong emphasis on progressive, innovative and student-centred teaching practices, we aim to develop highly professional social workers who are able to work alongside individuals, groups and communities to enable social changes that support all people to have a good life. Social work is part of a growing human services field. As a Social Work graduate you may be involved in activities as diverse as policy development and research, counselling, family therapy, drug and alcohol counselling, community development, refugee assistance and tribunal capacities. Social workers also work as program managers or coordinators, as advocates, facilitators, activists or consultants. You may work in specialist areas such as health, housing, education, or with groups such as the aged, women, youth or multicultural populations.

Course Fee:


International: $131,480

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Police check; Working with Children check. International students must have an overall IELTS score of 7 with no band less than 7.

Structure:

32 credit points of study, including fieldwork education placements.

Subjects you can Study:

Behavioural science; Case management; Community development

Study Pathways:

H330 is a qualifying degree and does not have a formal pathway to further study. Graduates can however enrol in an HDR masters in social work or another discipline. Graduates of H430 can enrol in an HDR masters in social work or another discipline or an HDR doctoral program.

Further information:

Field education placements provide an opportunity for students to learn from experience under the supervision of qualified social work practitioners. During the program students will complete two field education placements of 500 hours each, totalling a minimum of 1000 hours that are conducted in a variety of communities and workplaces in metropolitan and regional settings. As social work at Deakin has a rural focus, one of the two fieldwork placements will have a rural focus.

Recognition:

Australian Association of Social Workers Ltd (AASW)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waterfront 64.8 No Full time 4 years
Waterfront 64.8 No Part time 9 years
Waterfront 64.8 No Online 4 years

What does it mean to be a great university? For Deakin, it means ensuring its graduates are highly regarded by employers and well prepared for twenty first century lives and careers, and that its research translates into commercial outcomes that will make a difference to the communities Deakin serves.

Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready graduates that are innovative, resilient, and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching, with student satisfaction and the employability of its students being key indicators of success.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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