Bachelor of Social Work

Flinders University

This program prepares students for employment as a social worker in a range of settings (i.e. local government, state and federal governments, not for profit and community based organisations and private organisations). This qualification is recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers. Graduates have a core body of knowledge, skills, values and methods in social work and social planning in preparation for a range of career opportunities and in their role as global citizens. This includes the development of a sound understanding of multiple cultural and institutional contexts and challenges of practice, and the values and skills for effective relations between people, organisations and professions in the human services.

Course Fee:

International: $108,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program.


The degree comprises core (compulsory) topics in social work, social planning, sociology, politics and geography. The third and fourth years of the degree incorporate field placements in which students work as trainees in various settings. The degree entails two 500 hour social work professional experience placements which take place under the supervision of professionally qualified university and agency staff. A current driver's licence may be required for some placements.

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Further information:

Prior to your first social work placement, you will be required to complete: DCSI Screening and Background Check, National Police Clearance, Child Safe Environments Training and a Drivers Licence (required for most placements).


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Indigenous graduates and students can join a network of Aboriginal social workers through Indigenous Allied Health Australia, which centres on Aboriginal professional practice.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Part time 8 years
Bedford Park No info No Full time 4 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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