Bachelor of Social Work

University of Wollongong

The UOW Bachelor of Social Work provides a balance of skills, concepts and theory, as well as hands-on experience in professional practice. UOW Social Work graduates enter the labour market with extensive skills and knowledge, and supervised professional practice experience. Graduates will be ready to promote social change and development, and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities. During this degree, students will cover the following five areas: Study of the individual and society; Skills for practice; Enactment of social justice; Engaging with community; and supervised professional practice in the final years of the degree, where students undertake supervised professional practice experience in human service agencies. This is where students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career as a social worker.

Course Fee:


International: $104,256

Entry Requirements:

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 80 or an IB of 29. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: https://www.uow.edu.au/future/school/apply/index.html ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Structure:

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. This degree includes 1000 hours of compulsory professional experience in two placements in the third and fourth years of the course in a variety of agencies in the region.

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Study Pathways:

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Social Work is provisionally accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards 2012 (ASWEAS). All Graduates of this course have the same standing as graduates from all other AASW accredited courses and are eligible for membership of the AASW, which is required by many employers. Graduates will also be required to meet AASW English language requirements for migration and/or employment purposes.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong 80 Yes Full time 4 years
UOW Shoalhaven 80 Yes Part time 8 years
UOW Shoalhaven 80 Yes Full time 4 years
Wollongong 80 Yes Part time 8 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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