Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: January 31, June 30
Processing time: 15 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: A$29,080

Program overview

JCU’s Bachelor of Social Work degree has a distinctive focus on international experience and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts for practice, and combines topics from a range of study areas, including: Social welfare with families and children Cross-cultural practice Rural and remote practice Psychology and mental health. Our Bachelor of Social Work places a strong emphasis on professional practice experience, and practical skills are integrated from the third year onwards. In your third and final years of study you will have opportunities to participate in field placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements). Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students Successful applicants require a Suitability to Work with Children (Blue Card) before undertaking placement. It is recommended that this requirement is completed by the end of your first semester/teaching period.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Prerequisites English (4,SA) Current Australia OP/Rank 15/66, GCE A Levels 5.0 or equivalents. For more information on undergraduate entry requirements refer to pages 70-72 of the International Undergraduate Guide ( If your country is not listed contact International Admissions. Students who are not proficient in English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving a score in a test such as Academic IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson (PTE Academic).

Career opportunities

Job growth for social workers increased by 83% in the five years to 2015, and this strong employment growth is predicted to continue. Qualities associated with Social Work are strong interpersonal relationship skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and emotional maturity*. Our students have the knowledge to specialise in particular service areas including: aged care, public housing, drug addiction, child welfare, domestic violence, youth, disability, and mental health. Other roles social workers undertake include community work, counselling and mediation, and social policy research and development. This course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates are eligible for full membership of AASW. Student preliminary membership is available.

Campus location

Townsville , Australia

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