Bachelor of Social Work

University of Tasmania

Social Work gives you the chance to make a real difference in the lives of individuals, families, groups and communities. Social workers aim to enhance individual and community wellbeing by addressing structural challenges that are harmful to people, such as discrimination, inequality, violence and other forms of oppression. This means that at its core, social work focuses on social justice and human rights issues. The career opportunities for social workers in Australia are diverse. Our graduates work as counsellors, youth workers, community workers, advocates, researchers or one of the many roles requiring a deep understanding of the relationship between people and their physical, cultural, social, economic and political environments. The Bachelor of Social Work is designed for students who want to study social work whilst undertaking their first university degree. This two year end-on degree program, follows the successful completion (or equivalent) of two years study, in a relevant degree from a recognised tertiary institution. Our Bachelor of Social Work is a professionally accredited degree with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), with students undertaking fieldwork placements in a variety of organisations and institutions.

Course Fee:

International: $59,931

Entry Requirements:

2 years of full-time equivalent study in a degree program; or Associate Diploma of Social Science (Community Welfare) or equivalent, plus 2 years of post-qualification employment in a social/community welfare role

Subjects you can Study:

Social work theory and context

Further information:

For more information visit:


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info No Online
Hobart No info No Part time 5 years
Launceston No info No Part time 5 years
Launceston No info No Full time 2 years
Cradle Coast No info No Full time 2 years
Cradle Coast No info No Part time 5 years
Hobart No info No Full time 2 years

Why study with us: We are Australia’s fourth oldest university and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Facilities and Services

The university’s campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie are large enough to offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities, but still small enough to ensure students receive the personalised advice and guidance not available at larger institutions.

Beyond Tasmania we also have three Sydney facilities, Rozelle and Darlinghurst, which offer nursing and paramedicine, and our Australian Maritime College study centre in Darling Harbour, which offers a range of marine and maritime programs.


  • College of Arts, Law and Education
  • College of Health and Medicine
  • College of Sciences and Engineering 
  • Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Specialist institutes

  • Australian Maritime College
  • Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Our students have access to a range of services to help them have a successful and enjoyable university experience. These include clubs, societies, gyms and sports teams.

As well as our orientation activities, our UniStart program is delivered on all campuses and online to help students develop the skills required for independent learning and success at university, such as critical reading, academic writing, and understanding academic assessment. Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program offers helpful unit-specific study sessions led by students who have previously succeeded in the same unit. 

Student advisors are also located within each college and offer individual help with challenges such as navigating systems or processes and physical or mental health. Students also have access to counselling 24 hours a day.

Admission and selection

Prospective students can apply for study at any time, and many of our courses have a midyear intake. We pride ourselves on supporting both academic high achievers and those who may not have a conventional academic history, including mature-aged students, career-changers and students without an ATAR. 

The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. Awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Study options

Our international exchange program gives students the opportunity to study part of their course at universities around the world, including partner institutions in Asia and the USA. The university actively encourages students to undertake exchange and to assist we offer a range of financial assistance options. 

Our university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

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