Bachelor of Social Work

Western Sydney University

This fully accredited program gives students the valuable skills and knowledge needed for effective professional practice as a social worker. It emphasises practical skills and makes students job-ready as they complete over 1,000 hours of supervised placements. At the same time, students will access social research and theoretical perspectives. This will establish a pathway to a rewarding career in social work within private or government agencies, welfare support organisations, community groups or in health.

Course Fee:

International: $100,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; any 2 units of English; students going on placement in NSW Health facilities will need to comply with its occupational screening and vaccination policy for placement.


320 credit points. There are 2 field placements supervised by experienced social workers (total of 1,008 hours) in the third and fourth years.

Subjects you can Study:

Group work; People, place and social difference and the individual in society; Practice skills and professional decision making

Further information:

Inherent requirements apply. See WS website for details.


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Liverpool City No info No Part time 8 years
Liverpool City No info No Full time 4 years
Parramatta 75.5 No Part time 8 years
Parramatta 75.5 No Full time 4 years
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 85 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes: Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment; NICM Health Research Institute; Institute for Culture and Society; MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development; Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Nirimba (Blacktown), Parramatta, Parramatta City, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 48,500 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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