Bachelor of Social Work
Southern Cross University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This course is an entry-level, professionally-accredited qualification to practise as a social worker. Particular emphasis is placed on social justice and human rights as the basis for social work practice. Core units focus on counselling, case management, mental health, human services, research, youth work, disability and development, combined with the choice of a shared minor/electives or an embedded Honours program if students are interested in pursuing research in this field. Students complete 1,000 hours of supervised placement in a human service organisation as part of the course. Some units are only available online and require attendance at on-campus workshops. This course is also available online and includes a three-day residential at the Gold Coast campus; contact Southern Cross University. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Social Work at Southern Cross University.


Health and disability; Indigenous studies,
mental health; working with children and youth.

Other requirements

Students must undergo a criminal record check for work experience placements; refer to Southern Cross University.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to Southern Cross University website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge


Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Social worker in government and non-government positions in fields such as child protection, disability services, housing services, youth work, aged care, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, community engagement, mental health services, and domestic violence services.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Gold Coast