Bachelor of Social Work

Griffith University

Want to help people? Feel passionate about social justice and human rights - then social work is the right profession for you. On your way to a satisfying career, you will study specialised social work courses, society and social arrangements, human behaviour and development, human services provision and counselling approaches and techniques to name a few core study areas. You will complete two 500 hour field placements in your degree. Field placements give you the chance to put your academic knowledge and skills into practice, develop new ones and sample social work practice in the real world. You will be supervised by a qualified social worker for the duration of your field placements. In some situations, it may be possible to negotiate a workplace-based field placement. Placements will be sourced in your area of choice where possible. Students living in remote or rural areas may have limited choices depending on the availability of organisations within their local area and may have to travel. You will become highly proficient in all core areas of social work theory and practice, develop critical thinking and reflective skills and be prepared for practice grounded in the values and ethics of the profession - social justice, diversity, equity and a commitment to the rights and needs of the people with whom you work. Honours Honours is available for this degree. Students who have completed the first two years of a relevant Bachelor degree with an appropriate Grade Point Average (GPA) and who meet the other requirements for admission to Honours have the opportunity to undertake a research project with supervision provided by an experienced researcher.

Course Fee:

International: $110,000

Subjects you can Study:

Applied Mathematics major; Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals; Community Practice Approaches; Counselling Individuals and Families; Critical Reflective Practice; Developing Practice and Leadership; Equity and Diversity; Ethics and Professional Practice; Evaluation, Effectiveness, Outcomes; First Peoples and Social Justice; Group Facilitation; Human Behaviour; Human Services Processes; Human Services Research; Human Services Structures; Influencing Policy and Legislation; Interpersonal Skills; Introduction to Social Theory; Language and Communication for Health; Lifespan Development; Social Construction of Welfare; Social Work 1; Social Work 2; Social Work Field Placement 1; Social Work Field Placement 2; Social Work in Health and Mental Health; Working in Organisations; Working with Family Violence

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Distance Education No info Full time 4 years
Gold Coast 60.55 Yes Online
Logan No info Yes Part time 8 years
Logan No info Full time 4 years
Logan No info Yes Full time 4 years
Logan No info Part time 8 years
Gold Coast 60.55 Yes Part time 8 years
Gold Coast No info Part time 8 years
Distance Education No info Part time 8 years
Gold Coast 60.55 Yes Full time 4 years
Gold Coast No info Full time 4 years
Griffith University offer more than 350 qualifications across 5 campuses in Queensland. Griffith University serves more than 40,000 students. Approximately half of Griffith students study full-time and on-campus.

Provider CRICOS: 00233E

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