Bachelor of Social Work

University of South Australia

The Bachelor of Social Work provides students with a sound knowledge of the political, behavioural and social sciences, and equips them with the skills to work in a range of fields in social work and human services. It has been developed around four major areas of study: social work theory; social work practice and skills; social policy; and social research.

Course Fee:

International: $112,000

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; OR complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete a Cert IV level or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program AND meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


144 units; 81 units of core studies, social policy and social work theory; 4.5 units of free elective; 31.5 units of practice skills; 27 units of field placements

Subjects you can Study:

Social Work

Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). There is also the opportunity to complete a double degree by combining studies with Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society.

Further information:

All students studying this degree are required to complete criminal history screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion prior to being accepted for work placements. Students must also hold a current Child Safe Environments Certificate. Some placements may also require a current driver's licence and a recognised First Aid Certificate.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Whyalla No info No Part time
Whyalla No info No Full time 4 years
Magill No info No Part time
Magill No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Gambier No info No Part time
Mount Gambier No info No Full time 4 years
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

Provider CRICOS: 00121B

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